Super Eagles Update: Anaemena, Ojo unlucky as Eguavoen cuts team down to 23, drops five players

In the absence of the national team regulars, the technical director of the country’s football body has put together a team of the best legs in the local league

Augustine Eguavoen has named Enyimba’s trio of John Noble, Imoh Obot, and Anayo Iwuala in the final 23-man team departing Abuja for the United States, where they will face reigning Concacaf champions Mexico in an international friendly match next week.

With head coach Gernot Rohr stepping aside in the absence of regular Super Eagles stars, Eguavoen has the arduous task of putting together a team that will not disgrace the nation against the best team in North America.

And the Nigeria Football Federation technical director is counting on the experience of Heartland’s goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Abia Warriors’ Adekunle Adeleke, Noble, and Iwuala – players who have spent time with the Super Eagles A team.

The former international defender, however, sent home Rivers United’s Ifeanyi Anaemena, Kwara United’s Christopher Nwaeze, PKE FC’s Shaibu Suleman, and Enyimba’s Ekundayo Ojo.

Rangers International’s Chinonso Ezekwe also did not make the travelling party after leaving camp to seal a deal abroad.

Nigeria’s CHAN Eagles battle Mexico’s El Tri on July 4th at the LA Coliseum in California

Full List of CHAN Eagles


*Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC);

*John Noble (Enyimba FC);

*Nwabali Stanley Bobo(Lobi Stars)


*Olisa Ndah (Akwa United);

*Adekunle Adeleke (Abia Warriors);

*Tope Olusesi (Rangers International);

*Imoh Obot (Enyimba FC);

*Tebo Franklin Degaulle (Nasarawa United);

*Lawal Oriyomi Murtala (Kwara

*Enyinnaya Kazie (Rivers


*Anthony Shimaga (Rangers International);

*Seth Mayi (Akwa

*Uche Onwuasonaya (Plateau United);

*Samuel Nnoshiri (Katsina


*Anayo Iwuala (Enyimba FC);

*Stephen Jude (Kwara United);

*Ibrahim Olawoyin (Rangers International);

*Charles Ashimene (Akwa

*Auwalu Ali Malam

(Kano Pillars);

*Nenrot Emmanuel (Plateau United);

*Abdulmutalif Sanusi
(Katsina United);

*Sunday Adetunji (Rivers United);

*Mohammed Zulkifilu (Plateau United)

Dropped Players:

*Ifeanyi Anaemena (Rivers
*Christopher Nwaeze (Kwara United)
*Shaibu Suleman(PKE FC Lagos)
*Ekundayo Ojo (Enyimba FC)

**Chinonso Ezekwe (Rangers International)**Left camp to seal a deal abroad**

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