Nigeria have called up Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi and Wigan forward Victor Moses among a squad of 20 players to face Guatemala in a friendly match on February 9.
Also expected to make their debut in the senior side are Inter midfielder Obiora Nwankwo, Siena defender Michael Odibe and Karabukspor top striker Emmanuel Emenike.
The game will be Samson Siasia’s first in charge and he has named a strong squad comprising of two home-based players in the team, Chibuzor Okonkwo and Bartholomew Ibenegbu both of Heartland.
Siasia will be reuniting with his former Olympic team players Ayodele Adeleye, Olubayo Adefemi and Olufemi Ajilore, the latter duo had been frozen out of the team before his appointment.
Mikel Obi is expected to make a return after missing out on the last AFCON qualifier against Guinea while the coach has dropped strikers Obafemi Martins and Michael Eneramo.
GOALKEEPERS: Vincent Enyeama (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel), Dele Aiyenugba (Bnei Yehuda, Israel)
DEFENDERS: Chibuzor Okonkwo (Heartland), Ayodele Adeleye (Metallurh Donetsk, Ukraine),Taye Taiwo (Olympic Marseille, France), Michael Odibe (A. C. Siena, Italy), Olubayo Adefemi(Skoda Xanthi, Greece), Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga, Portugal), Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahce, Turkey)
MIDFIELDERS: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea, England), Obiora Nwankwo (Inter Milan, Italy),Victor Moses (Wigan Athletic, England), Bartholomew Ibenegbu (Heartland), Olufemi Ajilore (FC Groningen, The Netherlands)
FORWARDS: Ahmed Musa (V.V.V. Venlo, The Netherlands), Osaze Odemwingie (West Brom, England), Obinna Nsofor (West Ham, England), Shola Ameobi (Newcastle, England), Emmanuel Emenike (Karaburkspor, Turkey), Peter Utaka (Odense Boldklub, Denmark)