Monday, May 24, 2021

Red-Hot Onauchu Leads Super Eagles Team To Face Cameroon

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has called up in form Genk striker, Paul Onauchu as well as FA Cup winning duo, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi to face Cameroon in a high profile friendly match billed for Austria next week.

Home based Eyimba starlet, Anayo Iwuala also continues to have the season of his life as he also makes the team to get more international appearances under his belt.

A surprise call up was extended to Turkey –based former U20 defender Valentine Ozornwafor.

Nigeria, who have won the Africa Cup of Nations three times but have been bumped by Cameroon in the final of the competition on three other occasions, defeated the Indomitable Lions 3-0 in a friendly in Belgium in October 2015, and have not lost to the Lions in regulation time since a 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Yaounde on 27th August 1989.

The last time both countries faced at a competitive match was in the 2019 Africa Nations Cup hosted by Egypt and the score line needed in a 3-2 win for the Super Eagles.

The list in full:

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Defenders: Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, The Netherlands); Valentine Ozornwafor (Galatasaray FC, Turkey)

Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasaray FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Abdullahi Shehu (Omonia Nicosia, Cyprus); Frank Onyeka (FC Midtjylland, Denmark); Abraham Marcus (CD Feirense, Portugal)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Kano Pillars FC); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Peter Olayinka (Slavia Praha, Czech Republic); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Anayo Iwuala (Enyimba FC); Terem Moffi (FC Lorient, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Simy Nwankwo (Crotone FC, Italy)

 


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