Zamalek midfielder Maarouf Yusuf and Ahly skipper Hossam Ghaly fighting for the ball (Photo: Reuters)
Zamalek midfielder Maarouf Yussuf has been called up to Nigeria's squad for of the anticipated 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, which kick-off on 10 June for the Super Eagles with a powerful clash against South Africa.
The 25-year-old footballer has played in Egypt since 2010. He spent four years with Ittihad El-Shorta before joining the Cairo giants in 2004.
German coach Gernot Rohr has announced the full squad for the game, which will be held at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
The full squad was announced as follows:
Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC, Portugal)
Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); William Ekong (KAA Gent, Belgium); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco, France); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); Maroof Youssef (Zamalek FC, Egypt)
Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Vitoria Setubal, Portugal); Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United FC)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Henry Onyekuru (KAS Eupen, Belgium); Victor Osimhen (Wolfsburg FC, Germany); Olanrewaju Kayode (FK Austria Wien, Austria)
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