Keshi Recalls Enyeama, Moses, Babatunde, 21 Others For Sudan

Keshi Recalls Enyeama, Moses, Babatunde, 21 Others For Sudan

–Drops Oduamadi, Azeez, Nwofor
By Johnny  Edward:

Head Coach Stephen Keshi has recalled skipper Vincent Enyeama, Victor Moses and Michael Babatunde for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations must-win qualifying clash away and home to Sudan.

The former Togo and Mali boss also recalled Raheem Lawal who last featured for the Eagles in 2012 but dropped the trio of Nnamdi Oduamadi, Ramon Azeez and Uche Nwofor from the squad.

Keshi also included a hatful of new faces, including Reading’s Hope Akpan, China –based striker Aaron Samuel and relatively unknown Anyora Ugonna, who plays in Norway.

The Eagles must win both matches against pointless Sudan next month to have any realistic chance of reaching the finals in Morocco early next year.
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille OSC, France); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’erSheva, Israel); Chigozie Agbim (Gombe United)

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

Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Nosa Igiebor (Maccabi FC, Israel); Omatsone Aluko (Hull City, England); Hope Akpan (Reading FC, England); Raheem Lawal (Eskisehirspor FC, Turkey); Anyora Ugonna (Haugesund FC, Norway)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey); Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves, Nigeria); Osaguona Ighodaro (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria); Victor Moses (Stoke City, England); Aaron Samuel (Guangzhou R & F, China); Michael Babatunde (Volyn Lutsk, Ukraine).

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  • Keshi will never listen. If you think super eagles is your property sorry ooo oga keshi, soldier come soldier go, barrack no de go. We are watching. God bless Nigeria!

  • detator 4 years ago

    keshi is so stubborn maybe he thinks super belong to is father
    inviting grade D players when he knew we must win this match
    i can,t wait to see the nff sack him

  • chukwuma 4 years ago

    Too many coaches in Nigeria! What I can say is, a thousand coaches will never invite the same set of players no matter what.

  • showskill 4 years ago

    i believe dis full stop 4 keshi knowledge 2 leadin nigeria team 2 another stage cos wt d boyz parade d team can’t go thru. so let nigerians forget about goin 2 nationscup new yrs n it too late 2 bring someone to perform miracle right nw bt keshi must sack ,dat’s fact ….

  • I have nothing to comment rather than wishing the nigeria super eagles good luck. Keshi is Iicharge. And he knows the players needed to execute his project. Let him be

    • Marsh 4 years ago

      Chidi, thank you very much for this comment. Keshi, is in charge and there is nothing one can do about it. You don’t expect him to invite your players, wrong!

  • showskill 4 years ago

    dis nt d matter of too much coaches bt our eyes re open n see wht goin,keshi ve fail since when d honour ve givin 2 him after winning nations cup so he believe he has arrived bt he still learning even b4 d worldcup i kn keshi ve fall cos he didn’t use right n fit player 4 d match believes in names n names can’t give glory bt i didn’t blame him too much cos 9ja blood must show on him wt our bad habite cos it nt doin d right tin n he knows by himself…..

  • Stephen Keshi’s latest record,three lost and one draw. Good record ehn?

  • Hmm my people, let’s call a spade a spade, we don’t have a coach that can lead us to the promised land period. We knew that Keshi is a great business man. Agbim again? He should have invited Reuben too, why not? I will never blind to face the truth, NFF and Keshi are killing our football. Mr. Keshi will never stop building. Don’t expect too much from Keshi’s Eagles. A word is enough for the wise. God bless Nigeria!

  • tartan 4 years ago

    A word is enough for a wise!!!! Keshi’s days are numbered. Doing the same thing over and over and he expects a different result. We shall see if we qualify for AFCON!!!!!!!!!

  • What sin did Ike Uche commited against Keshi? Keshi has not told the truth. His regret for not going to the world cup with Uche is a crocodile tears.

  • Marsh 4 years ago

    Ik has not committed any crime but he does not fit in Keshi’s plan as long as his in charge, simple. It happened during Westernhof’s time when he refused to call up Mike Obiku and Richard Owobokiri despite their superb forms in Europe with Feyenoord, Boavista respectively, Westernhof, preferred Yekini and Siasia who was clubless to play for him. Coache’s could be like that so please see it this way and it shall be well.

  • Keshi is still the best coach in Africa. The problem we got is not the coach but our football house is not in order yet. Proudly Nigerian! #Urhobo

  • TruthisBitter 4 years ago

    I believe all is well……they say pride goes before a fall…..that was how Siasia was stubborm and coulnt qualify the SE for the AFCON 2012 which resulted in his sack…..if Keshi for reason best known to him refuses to “Our best legs” as most online coaches are suggesting and he fails to qualify the SE to defend their title he will be automatically sacked….but for now we should see what he has left to offer.

  • calling for Keshi’s sake at this point is uncalled for, the qualification race is still on and we still stand a chance to qualify from the group. also mind you that since he took over the super eagles job he has tried so many of our big stars such as Obafemi Martins, Ik Uche, john Utaka he has invited Uche Kalu at one point but the guy simply refused to honour the call. I think we need to give the coach a chance support him until the qualification race is over, his performance will determine if his to be retain or not.

  • Hassan Oluwadare 4 years ago

    Coach Keshi…i am totally speechless. The football administrators are even more popular than the players and coaches. Of all the countries that went to the world cup;if i am correct,ONLY Nigeria is yet to settle the issue of Coach. Martins,Ik Uche,Haruna,Kalu Uche,Obasi,Joel Obi…don’t just throw these guys away…where is Sunday Mba?