Gernot Rhor releases 23-man squad to face Tanzania

Super Eagles new technical adviser invites Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa and 21 others to face Tanzania in a dead ruber AFCON 2017 qualifier.

Gernot Rhor releases 23-man squad to face Tanzania
Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rhor      Source: naija247 news

Nigeria's technical adviser, Gernot Rhor has invited a host of familiar faces to the super eagles to do battle with their Tanzania counterpart. The match scheduled to hold at the Akwa Ibom international stadium, Uyo on saturday 3rd september sees the super eagles line up for the first time under the new technical adviser.

Super eagles captain John Mikel Obi is joined in the team by Leicester city's record signing Ahmed Musa, Odion Igahlo and Victor Moses forming a premier league quartet. Also Emmanuel Daniel and Carl Ikeme and npfl allstar goalie Ikechukwu Ezenwa will do battle for the gloves.

Rhor, who was a defender in his hay days picked a strong defensive based which include Leon Balogun, Elderson Echiejile, Musa Mohammed. Though the match is a dead rubber fixture, Rhor hopes to use the match to fine tune preparations for the Russia 2018 world cup qualifiers against Zambia in october.

The full list of players below:

Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Emmanuel Daniel (Enugu Rangers); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah)

Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Troost-Ekong (Haugesund FC, Norway); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); Jamiu Alimi (Kano Pillars); Abdullahi Shehu (Uniao da Madeira, Portugal); Musa Muhammed (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey); Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco, France), Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin, Slovakia)

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Nosa Igiebor (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Imoh Ezekiel (Al-Arabi Sporting Club, Qatar), Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Brown Ideye (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Victor Osimhen (Wolfsburg FC, Germany).

All the players have been directed to report in Uyo on Sunday, 28th August 2016.