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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Nigeria Coach Stephen Keshi Has Named His 23 Man World Cup Squad

Stephen Keshi although did not spring any surprises with his selection for Brazil, but many see the exclusion of Ejike Uzoenyi as a lapse and the inclusion of Agbim as being a mistake.

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has named his
23-man squad players for the Fifa World
Cup in Brazil.

The reigning African champions will be
making their fifth appearance at world
football's major showpiece and have been
drawn in the same group with Argentina,
Iran and Bosnia.

Experienced names such as Vincent
Enyeama, Austin Ejide, Joseph Yobo and
Elderson Echiejile who were part of the
squad to South Africa 2010 made the final
list and will look to make amends for their
group stage exit in their last outing.

Top scorer of the 29th Africa Cup of Nations,
Emmanuel Emenike, Godfrey Oboabona,
John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses will be
expected to make their World Cup debut
when the championship kicks off.

There are three goalkeepers, eight
defenders, five midfielders and seven
strikers.

Full Squad
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama, Austin
Ejide, Chigozie Agbim

Defenders : Joseph Yobo, Elderson Echiejile,
Juwon Oshaniwa, Godfrey Oboabona,
Azubuike Egwuekwe, Kenneth Omeruo, Efe
Ambrose, Kunle Odunlami

Midfielders: John Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi,
Ramon Azeez, Michael Uchebo, Reuben
Gabriel

Strikers: Osaze Odemwingie, Ahmed Musa,
Shola Ameobi, Emmanuel Emenike,
Babatunde Michael, Victor Moses, Uche
Nwofor.

The following Players were dropped:

Daniel Akpeyi, Ejike Uzoenyi, Nnamdi
Oduamadi,Joel Obi,Nosa Igiebor,Sunday
Mba and Obinna Nsofor.

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