Nigeria announce foreign-based players list

Mahmoud Mohamed Elassal, Thursday 16 Feb 2012

Nigeria coach call-up 11 foreign-based players for 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifiers

Ayegbeni Yakubu of Nigeria (Photo: Reuters)

Nigeria national team coach Stephen Keshi released on Thursday the foreign-based players list, including 11 players, who will take part in preparations for the 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifiers this February.

“The players are expected in camp 26 February, while the Nigeria delegation to Rwanda will fly out of Abuja aboard a chartered flight the following day,” Nigeria's technical director, Dr Emmanuel Ikpeme, was quoted as saying on

The Super Eagles are set to face Rwanda in Kigali on 29 February in the CAN 2013 qualifiers.

“All the 20 local-based players who travelled to Liberia will remain in camp in Abuja until Keshi names his army for the Rwanda match,” Ikpeme added.

The Nigerian foreign-based players squad welcome back Blackburn Rovers striker Yakubu Ayegbeni and Sani Kaita, who plays for Ukrainian Premier League team SC Tavriya Simferopol. Both players have not received international invitations since the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa.

The Nigerian foreign-based players squad:

Goalkeeper: Vincent Enyeama

Defenders: Joseph Yobo (captain) and Taye Taiwo

Midfielders: Joel Obi, Dickson Etuhu and Victor Moses

Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Ikechukwu Uche and Osaze Odemwingie

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