Siasia invites Iheanacho, Mikel, Ighalo for AFCON qualifiers

Siasia invites Iheanacho, Mikel, Ighalo for AFCON qualifiers

Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is one of five Premier League players named in Nigeria’s squad to face Egypt in two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this month.

Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has also picked West Ham’s Victor Moses, Watford’s Odion Ighalo, Chelsea’s John Mikel Obi and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi in a 20-man group of overseas-based players.

Siasia is in temporary charge following Sunday Oliseh’s resignation. The Super Eagles play Group G rivals Egypt on 25 March in Kaduna and in Alexandria on 29 March. Nigeria are two points behind leaders Egypt after two rounds of matches with only group winners guaranteed automatic qualification to the tournament in Gabon.

Man City’s Iheanacho, who made his debut against Swaziland, has been rewarded with a recall following his nine goals in 24 appearances for his English club this season. Read more

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