Keshi invites 24 Nigeria league players for Kenyan qualifier

The Super Eagles will begin camping for the crucial qualification match on Sunday March 10 in Abuja

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has released a list of 24 players picked from the Nigeria Premier League that will form part of the squad to take on Kenya in a 2014 Fifa World Cup Brazil qualification game on March 23 in Calabar.

Africa Cup of Nations stars Sunday Mba and Godfrey Oboabona are among the players that will contest for a place in Keshi’s first game since the triumph in South Africa.

The players are expected to arrive camp in Abuja on Sunday March 10. They will stay at the Bolton White Apartments, their regular camping site.

Keshi also called up the three other players from the NPL that did not make any appearance at the Afcon. Goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim, defender Azubuike Egwueke and midfielder Reuben Gabriel return to the squad despite not tasting action in South Africa.

The list of Europe-based players that will join the squad will be announced on Thursday, March 7.

Chigozie Agbim Rangers
Daniel Akpeyi Heartland
Dele Ajiboye 3SC
Azubuike Egwueke  Warri Wolves

Papa Idris

Kano Pillars
Godfrey Oboabona Sunshine Stars
Benjamin Francis Heartland
Solomon Kwambe Heartland
Chibuzor Okonkwo Rangers
Ezekiel Bassey Lobi Stars

Mohamed Zubaru

Niger Tornadoes
Umar Zango Kano Pillars
Midfielders & Forwards

Reuben Gabriel

Kano Pillars
Gomo Ohanduku Sharks
Mannir Ubale Kano Pillars

Sunday Mba

Warri Wolves

Gambo Muhammed

Kano Pillars

Pius Samson

Ranchers Bees
Obinna Nwanchukwu Heartland
Saka Ayo Enyimba
Jiya Muhammed Bayelsa FC

Emeka Ezeh

Anthony Okputu Lobi Stars

Adepoju Taofeek