Arsenal's Alex Iwobi gets Super Eagles call-up

The 19-year-old forward is set to make his debut for the Super Eagles in next month’s international friendlies against the Leopards and Indomitable Lions
Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has included Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi in his squad for next month’s international friendlies against DR Congo and Cameroon.

The 19-year-old attacker who plays as a forward and captains the Gunners’ U21s, was born in Lagos but has represented the English youth teams, but can switch allegiances as he had yet to play for the Three Lions in an official game.

Fifa rules require that an application be made from the interested association seeking for permission before a player switches his allegiance, but the world football ruling body clarified that the Gunner can represent Nigeria as he did not feature for England in an official game.

All invited players are expected to arrive in Belgium on October 5, 2015.


Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille OSC, France); Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars); Femi Thomas (Enyimba FC)

Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Abdullahi Shehu (Uniao da Madeira, Portugal); Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco, France); Chima Akas (Sharks FC); Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey); William Troost Ekong (FK Haugesund, Norway); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa SK, Turkey); Austin Oboroakpo (Abia Warriors)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Paul Onobi (Sunshine Stars); Obiora Nwankwo (Coimbra FC, Portugal); John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin, Slovakia)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Emmanuel Emenike (Al Ain, UAE); Sylvester Igbonu (FC UFA, Russia); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (West Ham United, England); Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Prince Aggrey (Sunshine Stars); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England)