Obasi, Shittu recalled by Nigeria

AP, Wednesday 24 Aug 2011

Nigeria has recalled Hoffenheim forward Chinedu Obasi and Queens Park Rangers defender Danny Shittu in a 25-man squad for games against Madagascar and Argentina next month

Chinedu Obasi

Defender Dele Adeleye and striker Brown Ideye also make a return in Wednesday’s Super Eagles squad for the African Cup of Nations qualifier in Madagascar on Sept. 4 and the friendly against Argentina in Bangladesh two days later.

Obasi hasn’t played for Nigeria for over a year because of a stress fracture to his left shin sustained at last year’s World Cup in South Africa.

Shittu was also at the World Cup but has rarely been used by coach Samson Siasia since.

Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel, whose father was freed this week after being kidnapped in Nigeria, was also included.

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