Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has handed a Nigerian debut to FC Midtjyland striker Paul Onuachu and Valentine Ozornwafor ahead of this month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Pirates of Seychelles and the friendly against Egypt’s Pharaohs, both taking place in Asaba, Delta State reports Completesports.com.
Onuachu is currently Nigeria’s top scorer in Europe this season with 17 goals in 28 games for FC Midtjyland this season.
Rohr also left out his captain, John Obi Mikel who is currently playing regularly with Middlesbrough and the pair of Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho and Fenerbache of Turkey winger, Victor Moses from the squad.
Shanghai Shenhua striker Odion Ighalo gets the nod in attack, with the former Watford striker been supported by Ahmed Musa, Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon, Henry Onyekuru, Alex Iwobi, and Samuel Kalu.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Katsina United); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa).
Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Valentine Ozornwafor (Enyimba FC); Chidozie Awaziem (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany).
Midfielders: Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel).
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr FC, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Charleroi SC, Belgium); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Spain); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Shanghai Shenhua, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Paul Onuachu (FC Midtjyland, Denmark).
By Johnny Edward.
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