Mikel Left Out As Rohr Lists Success, 23 Others For Libya

By Godwin Aikigbe

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has left out team’s captain, John Mikel Obi  and named Watford forward, Isaac Success in his 24-man squad to host Libya in an African Cup of Nations qualifying tie on October 10.

Arsenal midfielder, Kelechi Nwakali and Simeon Nwankwo who featured in the 3-0 win at Seychelles are other two salient omissions from the list, as the team aim for their second win of the series.

Nigeria will host the North Africans at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday while the corresponding tie will take place in Tunisia.

The Super Eagles, who lost 2-0 at home to South Africa in their opening fixture,  are seeking a return to AFCON final after failing to reach the final of the last edition.

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Elche FC, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nasr FC, Saudi Arabia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Italy); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England)