Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and England-based forward Victor Moses have been recalled by Nigeria for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Sudan.
Enyeama was excused from this month’s qualifiers against Congo and South Africa to attend to pressing family problems, while Moses was left out as coach Stephen Keshi said he was off form.
However, Ikechukwu Uche has again been overlooked by Keshi, who said the Villarreal striker insists on being begged to play for his country. The player has denied this.
Nigeria face Sudan in Khartoum on Saturday, October 11, before hosting them in the return four days later, most likely in Abuja.
The defending African champions must win both Group A matches against pointless Sudan to have any realistic chance of reaching the finals in Morocco early next year, having taken just one point from their opening two games.
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille/FRA), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva/ISR), Chigozie Agbim (Gombe United)
Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (Monaco/FRA), Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod FC/ISR), Efe Ambrose (Celtic/SCO), Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor/TUR), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough/ENG)
Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea/ENG), Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio/ITA), Nosa Igiebor (Maccabi Tel Aviv/ISR), Omatsone Aluko (Hull City/ENG), Hope Akpan (Reading/ENG), Raheem Lawal (Eskisehirspor/TUR), Anyora Ugonna (Haugesund/NOR)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow/RUS), Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce/TUR), Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves), Osaguona Ighodaro (Enugu Rangers), Victor Moses (Stoke City/ENG), Aaron Samuel (Guangzhou R&F/CHN), Sunday Emmanuel (SV Scholz Groedig/AUS), Babatunde Michael (Volyn Lutsk/UKR)