Super Eagles of Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has invited 25 home-based players for a forthcoming international friendly campaign against Mexico in the United States. The 25-man list included the famous Ezenwa of Heartland, John Noble, and Anayo Iwuala.
The game will be played in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and it will be on the 4th of July. The foreign-based players have not impressed the country for some time now. They are yet to win their last six games, and they lose to Cameroon in the first international friendly. The player’s poor result might be why Gernot Rohr has decided to use the home base players.
The players invited are expected to report at the camp, Serob Legacy Hotel, Wuye, Abuja, on Tuesday. They are expected to come with all their travel documents. Out of the 25 man list, only 22 of the players will travel to the United States for the friendly.
The last time the Eagles took on Mexico was in a friendly game in March 2014, and it ended goallessly. Next month game will be the fourth straight friendly between both countries, with the last three ending in draws.
25 home-based players invited for Mexico friendly by Gernot Rohr Are:
Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland)
John Noble (Enyimba)
Olisa Ndah (Akwa United)
Adekunle Adeleke (Abia Warriors)
Tope Olusesi (Rangers)
Ifeanyi Anaemena (Rivers United)
Christopher Nwaeze (Kwara United)
Enyinnaya Kazie (Rivers United)
Mohammed Zirkiflu (Plateau United)
Imoh Ubot (Enyimba)
Tebo Franklin (Nasarawa United)
Lawal Oriyomi (Kwara United)
Anthony Shimaga (Rangers)
Seth Mayi (Akwa United)
Uche Nwasonaya (Plateau United)
Samuel Nnoshiri (Katsina United)
Ekundayo Ojo (Enyimba)
Anayo Iwuala (Enyimba)
Stephen Jude (Kwara United)
Ibrahim Olawoyin (Rangers)
Charles Ashimene (Akwa United)
Chinonso Ezekwe (Rangers)
Auwalu Ali Malam (Kano Pillars)
Neurot Emmanuel (Plateau United)
Abdulmutalif Sanusi (Katsina United)