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Former captain Yobo recalled to Nigeria squad

Nigeria have recalled former captain Joseph Yobo and included four uncapped players in their 23-man squad for a World Cup warm-up against Mexico in Atlanta on March 5, the Nigerian Football Association said on Thursday

Reuters, Ahram Online, Thursday 13 Feb 2014
Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo
Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo (Photo: Reuters)
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It will be Yobo's first international since lifting the African Nations Cup trophy for his country just over a year ago. The 33-year-old central defender joined Rnglish Premier League club Norwich City on loan last month.

Coach Stephen Keshi will also be running his eye over Belgium-based strikers Imoh Ezekiel and Michael Uchebo and former junior internationals Ramon Azeez and Shehu Abdullahi as he ponders his selection for Brazil later this year.

Nigeria are in Group F with Argentina, Bosnia Herzegovina and Iran at the World Cup finals.

23-man squad
 
Goalkeepers: 
Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide
 
Defenders: 
Joseph Yobo, Juwon Oshaniwa, Kunle Odunlami, Elderson Echiejile, Efe Ambrose, Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Kenneth Omeruo.
 
Midfielders:
Ejike Uzoenyi, John Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Ramon Azeez, Shehu Abdullahi, Imoh Ezekiel, Michael Uchebo.
 
Forwards:
Ahmed Musa, Shola Ameobi, Victor Moses, Emmanuel Emenike, Obinna Nsofor, Bright Dike.
 
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