Terem Moffi excluded as Osho, Tianimu get Super Eagles call- up

THE Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has invited two players, Luton Town defender Gabriel Osho and former Bendel Insurance player Benjamin Tianimu, ahead of the two international friendly matches.

Ahead of the friendly matches against Ghana and Mali, billed to be held this month, The ICIR analysis shows the exclusion of Terem Moffi and Williams Troost-Ekong from the 27-man list.

The exclusion of Moffi has resulted in mixed reactions while understandably Troost-Ekong was out owing to injury.


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Ahead of the friendly matches, the Super Eagles is still without a coach after Jose Peseiro parted ways as the coach of the Super Eagles on Friday, March 1, 2024

The match against Ghana will make it a month and eleven days the Super Eagles will return to field after finishing as the runners-up at the last African Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in Côte d’Ivoire.

It could be recalled before the announcement to play Ghana, Nigeria were supposed to take on Argentina but it was cancelled.

Ahead of the friendly matches below are the list

Goalkeepers

Stanley Nwabali (Chippa United, South Africa); Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Ojo Olorunleke (Enyimba FC)

Defenders

Gabriel Osho (Luton FC, England); Chidozie Awaziem (Boavista FC, Portugal); Bright Osayi-Samuel (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey); Tyronne Ebuehi (Empoli FC, Italy); Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Calvin Bassey (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (Cardiff City, Wales); Benjamin Tianimu (Ihefu SC, Tanzania)

Midfielders

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Raphael Onyedika (Club Brugge, Belgium); Alhassan Yusuf (Royal Antwerp FC, Belgium); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Alex Iwobi (Fulham FC, England)






     

     

    Forwards

    Nathan Tella (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Sadiq Umar (Real Sociedad, Spain); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC, Italy); Fisayo Dele-Bashiru (Hatayspor, Turkey); Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest, England); Cyriel Dessers (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland).

    Super Eagles call-up excites newly invited Tianimu

    The former Bendel Insurance player Benjamin Tianimu who plays in a Tanzania club, Ihefu SC has expressed his excitement over the call-up.

    “Glad to have been invited to the @NGSuperEagles of Nigeria for the upcoming International Friendlies against Mali & Ghana.

    “I’m most excited & thankful to the @thenff & the coaching crew for the invitation. Clarion Call heard — To Serve Nigeria with All Strength!,” he wrote via his ‘X’ handle @TaniBenjamin28

     

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