After over two years absence from the national team, Super Eagles coach – Gernot Rohr has recalled Al Shabab striker, Odion Ighalo in his 24-man squad for Nigeria’s FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde Islands.
The Saudi Arabia based striker [Ighalo] retired from the Nigeria national team after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where he helped the West African country to win bronze and finishing the tournament as the top scorer with five goals.
Nigeria will travel to Morocco for their penultimate Group C fixture against Liberia on November 13 before hosting Cape Verde in Lagos on November 16.
The three-time African champions are on top of the Group C table with 9 points while Cape Verde trail in second spot with 7 points.
Below is the full Squad:
Goalkeeper: Maduka Okoye, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho
Defenders: William Troost-Ekong, Chidozie Awaziem, Jamiliu Collins, Ola Aina, Kevin Akpoguma, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo, Zaidu Sanusi, Abdullahi Shehu
Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi
Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen, Paul Onuachu, Chidera Ejuke, Samuel Chukwueze, Odion Ighalo.
By Francis Aduo