Nigeria Recall Chelsea Midfielder Mikel Obi

Mikel Obi

Mikel Obi

The Chelsea midfielder is one of 15 Europe-based players called up for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Liberia.

Also recalled is Inter Milan’s Joel Obi, who has been hampered by injury this term.

While the Obis get recalls, former youth international Ogenyi Onazi from Italian club Lazio earns a first call-up.

The domestic League players are led by Warri Wolves keeper Chigozie Agbim, his teammate Azubuike Egwuekwe is included, while regulars like Godfrey Oboabona and Juwon Oshaniwa also make the cut.

The home-based players are expected in camp by Sunday, September 30, at the Bolton White Hotel in Abuja, while their foreign-based counterparts are expected to join the team by October 8, in Calabar, unfailingly.

“We hope to have at least five training sessions together and that should be enough for the team to do well against Liberia,” Keshi says.

Full List

List Of Home Based Players


1. Agbim Chigozie – Warri Wolves, Nigeria

2. Akpeyi Daniel – Heartland FC, Nigeria


Egwuekwe Azubuike – Warri Wolves, Nigeria

Papa Idris – Kano Pillars, Nigeria

Oboabona Godfrey – Sunshine Stars FC, Nigeria

Zango Umar – Kano Pillars, Nigeria

Kwambe Solomon – Sunshine Stars FC, Nigeria

Ezekiel Bassey – Lobi Stars FC, Nigeria

Kingsley Udoh – Heartland FC, Nigeria

Midfielders and forwards

Uzoenyi Ejike – Rangers FC, Nigeria

Mba Sunday – Warri Wolves FC, Nigeria

Gabriel Reuben – Kano Pillars FC, Nigeria

Henry Uche – Enyimba FC, Nigeria

Christian Ofili – ABS Kwara, Nigeria

Jabason Solomon – Akwa United FC, Nigeria

Sanusi Sani – Gombe United FC, Nigeria

Philip Asoquo – 3SC FC, Ibadan, Nigeria

Izu Azuka – Sunshine Stars FC, Nigeria

Brendon Ogbu – Heartland FC, Nigeria

Anthony Okpotu – Lobi Stars FC, Nigeria

Ubale Manir – Kano Pillars FC, Nigeria

Ohanduku Gomo – Sharks FC, Nigeria

Fidelis Favour – Nasarawa United, Nigeria

Foreign-based players


Enyeama Vincent – Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel

Ejide Austine – Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel


Yobo Joseph – Fenerbahce FC, Turkey

Efe Ambrose – Celtic FC, Israel

Echiejile Elderson – FC Braga, Portugal

Midfielders and Forwards

Nosa Igiebor – Real Betis, Spain

Nwankwo Obiora – Calcio Padova FC, Italy

Mikel Obi – Chelsea FC, England

Joel Obi – Inter Milan FC, Italy

Victor Moses – Chelsea FC, England

Ahmed Musa – CSKA Moscow, Russia

Uche Ikechukwu – Villarreal FC, Spain

Emenike Emmanuel – Spartak Moscow, Russia

Ideye Brown – Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine

Ogenyi Onazi – SS Lazio, Italy

Source: Kickoff

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