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Torino Star Joel Obi returns for Super Eagles ahead Serbia, Poland Friendlies

Torino Star Joel Obi

Joel Obi has been recalled to the Nigeria squad for the first time in almost five years after being named on Wednesday, ahead of the Serbia, Poland International Friendlies.

Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr has brought back the 26-year Torino midfielder for the matches in Wroclaw on March 23 and London four days later as Nigeria prepare for the World Cup in Russia, where they are in Group D with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.
Meanwhile, CHAN Super Eagles Defender Stephen Eze, recently signed by Lokomotiv Plovdiv in Bulgaria, and strikers Junior Ajayi and Gabriel Okechukwu have been added to the 28-man squad.

Experienced defender, Elderson Echiejile and Chelsea’s Victor Moses also made a return to the squad after missing out the last invitation due to Injuries.

Goalkeepers:
Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna)

Defenders:
Olaoluwa Aina (Hull City), Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes), Leon Balogun (Mainz 05), Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag), Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Bruges), Stephen Eze (Lokomotiv Plovdiv), Brian Idowu (Amkar Perm), Abdullahi Shehu, William Ekong Troost (both Bursaspor)

Midfielders:
Uche Agbo (Standard Liege), Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas), John Obi Mikel (Tianjin Teda), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City), Joel Obi (Torino), John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor)

Forwards:
Junior Ajayi (Al Ahly), Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Victor Moses (Chelsea), Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow), Gabriel Okechukwu (Akwa United), Moses Simon (Gent).
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