Super Eagles: Keshi returns, invites Ike Uche, 24 others for Congo, South Africa matches

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ABUJA – Recalled Super Eagles’ Head Coach Stephen Keshi on Friday invited 25 players to camp for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying matches against Congo and South Africa.

In a statement by Ademola Olajire, the Assistant Director (Communications), Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Spain-based striker Ikechukwu Uche was called up for the first time in nearly two years.

Nasarawa United midfielder Tony Edjomari is also getting his first senior team opportunity, while home-based defender Solomon Kwambe is also making a return.

Aaron Samuel, a scorer in the 3-1 win against Sudan in Abuja on Oct. 15, was also called up, as well as Hope Akpan, Sunday Emmanuel and home-boy Emem Eduok.

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Team captain and goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, defenders Godfrey Oboabona and Elderson Echiejile, midfielders Ogenyi Onazi and Mikel Obi, and forwards Ahmed Musa, Emmanuel Emenike and Babatunde Michael were also invited.

The statement said all the players were expected to report at the Bolton White Apartments in Abuja on Nov. 9.

The Full Squad
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Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille OSC, France); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Chigozie Agbim (Gombe United)

Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (Monaco FC, France); Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod FC, Israel); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars); Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor FC, Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough FC, England); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves)

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Midfielders: Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Hope Akpan (Reading FC, England); Raheem Lawal (Eskisehirspor FC, Turkey); Omatsone Aluko (Hull City, England); Tony Edjomari (Nasarawa United)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey); Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves); Osaguona Ighodaro (Rangers International); Ikechukwu Uche (Villareal FC, Spain); Aaron Samuel (Guangzhou R&F, China); Sunday Emmanuel (SV Scholz Grodig, Austria); Babatunde Michael (Volyn Lutsk, Ukraine): Emem Eduok (Dolphins FC). (NAN)

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