Super Eagles Head Coach Jose Peseiro has left out forwards Victor Osimhen, Emmanuel Dennis and Odion Ighalo in his latest 25-player squad called up for a friendly against Algeria.
Naija News reports that the friendly with the North African team will hold on September 27 at the 40,000-capacity Stade Olympique in Oran, Algeria.
In a statement on Saturday, Director of Communications at the NFF, Ademola Olajire said Peseiro called up Captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain, William Ekong and 23 other players.
He revealed that only Richard Onyedika, of Belgian top team, Club Brugge, is a new face in the group.
According to him, the three-time African champions, Nigeria will put its team together in the city of Constantine, Algeria on Monday.
He said: “Among players called up to take on the former two-time African champions, Algeria, are goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Maduka Okoye; defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem and Calvin Bassey.
“Others are midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi, and forwards Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi and Cyriel Dessers.
“Only Richard Onyedika, of Belgian top team, Club Brugge, is a new face in the group. Germany-based defender Kevin Akpoguma also returns to the fold.”
List of 25 invited players:
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Maduka Okoye, Adeleye Adebayo
Defenders: William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Olaoluwa Aina, Calvin Bassey, Zaidu Sanusi, Kevin Akpoguma, and Leon Balogun
Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi, and Richard Onyedika.
Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Ademola Lookman, Henry Onyekuru, Taiwo Awoniyi, Chidera Ejuke, Cyriel Dessers, and Terem Moffi.