Gernot Rohr, Technical Adviser, Nigerian Super Eagles, Tuesday, August 22, 2017, released team list of giant squared to take on Cameroon’s Indomitable Lion, first leg, 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, scheduled for Friday, September 1, 2017, at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo. The second leg would follow, Monday, September 4, in Yaoundé Cameroon.
Cameroon are current African Champions. Nigeria and Cameroon are on familiar stage – rivalry in the game of football. The stake is very high on both sides. It would not be an easy and quick take for analysts to say which way the game would go, or who would take the day. Rohr’s Super Eagles squared against the Indomitable Lions shows he is out for business to give the Cameroonians a raw deal.
GOALKEEPERS: Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC Ifeanyi Ubah); Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC, Portugal)
DEFENDERS: William Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Elderson Echiejile (Sivasspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France); Ola Aina (Hull City, England)
MIDFIELDERS: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda, China); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey)
FORWARDS: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Chang Chun-Yatai, China); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Anthony Nwakaeme (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)
STANDBY: Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Henry Onyekuru (Anderlecht FC, Belgium); Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea FC, England); Aaron Samuel (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United); Stephen Eze (FC IfeanyiUbah); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United).
Africa’s Group B standing has Nigeria’s Super Eagles on top of the table with six points. Super Eagles defeated Zambia and Algeria in their first two matches to be in that position. Indomitable Lions of Cameroon occupies the second spot with two points from two matches with Algeria and Zambia in which they secured1-1 draws.