Kenneth Omeruo returns for the Super Eagles against Ethiopia and Italy

The Chelsea defender has been handed a recall after recuperating fully from shoulder injury

Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo has been called up for the 2014 World Cup second leg qualifier against Ethiopia that is scheduled for the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar on November 16.

Omeruo has been training with the Chelsea first team after recuperating from shoulder injury he copped with Nigeria at the Fifa Confederations Cup in Brazil and played for the U-21s against West Ham on Friday.

Coach Stephen Keshi has also given a recall to former Kano Pillars midfielder, Reuben Gabriel, whose national team appearances have been limited by injuries.

The 25-man list will prosecute the World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia and then travel to Fulham’s Craven Cottage to take on the Italian national team on November 18.  The Super Eagles hold a 2-1 lead going into the second leg and last met the Italians during the 1994 World Cup where the Italians scrapped to a 2-1 win in the second round.

Of the 25 invited players, five are from the Nigeria Professional Football League and are led by goalkeeper, Chigozie Agbim.

The 25-man list

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille FC, France), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel), Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria).

Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga, Portugal), Benjamin Francis (Heartland, Nigeria), Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland), Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars, Nigeria), Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor FC, Turkey), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves, Nigeria), James Okwuosa (Chippa United, South Africa), Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea FC, England)

Midfielders: Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England), Victor Moses (Liverpool FC, England), John Ogu (Academica de Coimbra, Portugal), Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio, Italy), Nnamdi Oduamadi (Brescia, Italy), Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis, Spain), Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria), Reuben Gabriel (Kilmarnock FC, Scotland)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine), Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United, England), Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce, Turkey), Obinna Nsofor (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia), Uche Nwofor (SC Heerenveen, Holland)