Odion Ighalo back in Super Eagles squad for Liberia and Cape Verde
Odion Jude Ighalo has returned to the Super Eagles of Nigeria after a long retirement.
The Al-Shabab attacker was chosen in Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr’s 24-man squad for the upcoming matches against Cape Verde and Liberia.
After Nigeria’s third-place result at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where he was the top scorer with five goals, the ex-Watford striker first withdrew from international play.
Rohr also picked the team’s captain Ahmed Musa, vice captain William Ekong, and defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun, and others.
The Super Eagles will face Liberia’s Lone Star at the Grand Stade Tangier in Morocco on Saturday, November 13th, before heading to Lagos for the final group match on Tuesday, November 16th, against Cape Verde’s Blue Sharks at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
See the full squad list below.
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Defenders: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany).
Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Galsgow Rangers, Scotland); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England).
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Shabab Riyadh, Saudi Arabia).