Keshi Invites Mikel, 22 Others For Ethiopia Clash

MikelNigeria’s Coach, Stephen Keshi has named a list of 23 players including John Mikel Obi to battle for shirts ahead of the first leg of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
final elimination fixture against Ethiopia’s Walya Antelopes in Addis Ababa.
The African champions take on the Antelopes inside the National Stadium, Addis Ababa on Saturday, 12th October, 2013. Both teams will clash in the return match at the U. J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar on Saturday, 16 November.
In the list are stand-in skipper Vincent Enyeama, England-based midfielders Mikel Obi and Victor Moses, and forwards Brown Ideye and Emmanuel Emenike.
Keshi has called three goalkeepers, seven defenders, seven midfielders and six strikers as the Eagles aim for a win in Addis Ababa to make the second leg in Calabar a much easier session.
Home-boys Chigozie Agbim, Francis Benjamin, Solomon Kwambe, Azubuike
Egwuekwe and Sunday Mba return to high-level furnace as part of their
build-up to the 2014 African Nations Championship in South Africa.
The Nigeria Football Federation is making arrangements to have the full squad train for four days in Abuja before their departure to Addis Ababa on the eve of the game.
Keshi’s full list; goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille FC, France); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria).
The defenders are: Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga, Portugal); Francis
Benjamin (Heartland FC, Nigeria); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars, Nigeria); Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor
FC, Turkey); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves Nigeria) and James Okwuosa
(Chippa United, South Africa).
John Mikel Obi of Chelsea FC, England lead the midfielders invited for the cracker along with John Ogu (Academica de Coimbra, Portugal); Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis, Spain); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria) and Nnamdi Oduamadi (AC Milan, Italy).
The strikers that will do battle for Nigeria are Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine); Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United, England); Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey); Obinna Nsofor (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia) and Uche Nwofor of SC Heerenveen of Netherlands.


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