Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has called up 25 players ahead of next month’s friendly matches against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, scheduled for Austria. Five other players have been put on standby. In the three –time African champions’ first games this year, as a result of the prolonged global coronavirus pandemic, Rohr has listed top names Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo, William Ekong and Wilfred Ndidi, as well as new brooms Frank Onyeka and Chidera Ejuke. Former U17 World Cup winning goalkeeper Dele Alampasu returns to the group, as well as midfielder Mikel Agu. Captain of the most recent Nigeria U17 squad, Samson Tijani will join up with the elite, as well as Portugal –based exciting wing back Zaidu Sanusi. Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, now in The Netherlands, is heading to Austria as England –based forward Kelechi Iheanacho also returns. Victor Osimhen, now in Italy with Napoli, and another former U17 World Cup winner Samuel Chukwueze are also called. The Super Eagles, now ranked 29th in the world and third in Africa, will take on the Elephants on 9th October and four days later, will engage the Carthage Eagles, who are second in Africa in the rankings. Both games have been arranged by the Nigeria Football Federation to prepare the Eagles for the next rounds of 2022 AFCON qualifiers, home and away against Sierra Leone in November. read also:Super Eagles defender closes in on Watford movecenter_img THE FULL LIST Goalkeepers: Dele Alampasu (FK Ventspils, Latvia); Matthew Yakubu (SKF Sered, Slovakia); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands) Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal) Midfielders: Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (FC Midtjylland, Denmark); Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasary SK, Turkey); Samson Tijani (TSV Hartberg, Austria) Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Cyril Dessers (KRC Genk, Belgium); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia) Standby: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor, Turkey); Ramon Azeez (Granada CF, Spain); Joshua Maja (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Henry Onyekuru (AS Monaco, France); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, Netherlands) FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Martinez looks for home improvement

first_img Press Association The Latics pulled themselves out of the relegation zone with an impressive 3-0 win at fellow strugglers Reading last week but they are outside the bottom three only on goal difference. They have won just twice in the league at the DW Stadium all season and, ahead of Liverpool’s visit on Saturday evening, Martinez said:. “We have a very good record at home against Liverpool over the last four seasons and it is one of those moments of the season – we need to embrace those final six games of the season at the DW Stadium.” Wigan boss Roberto Martinez acknowledges his team must improve their home form to maintain their Barclays Premier League status.center_img He added: “Our performances have been very good but our results haven’t been able to match that. “There are certain margins we need to affect. We need to improve in certain aspects and that should start on Saturday. “They are a very difficult side but we need to create a special atmosphere in our own environment.” Martinez accepts his side do not boast the individual talents of Liverpool but that does not mean they cannot come out on top. He said: “We know we need to be at our best. “They are very creative and inventive in areas, they have got real pace and quality, they are well organised and press really well. They keep the ball extremely well. “It is very difficult to find weaknesses but results are a different matter.” last_img read more