Obafemi Martins Super Eagles coach, Oliseh recalls MLS based striker

Oliseh has invited 23 players including six home –based professionals and also handed a call-up to Obafemi Martins

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Coach of the Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh has handed a surprise recall to Seattle Sounders striker, Obafemi Martins.

The former Inter Milan striker last played for Super Eagles of Nigeria in 2013.

Sunday Oliseh play Sunday Oliseh has released his list for next months 2018 World Cup qualifiers (NFF)

 

He has been on form for his MLS side and have been rewarded with a call-up by Oliseh ahead of next month's 2018 World Cup Qualifiers against Swaziland.

Also read: Obafemi Martins set to Super Eagles return

The Swaziland Football Association have fixed the Friday, November 13 fixture at 7pm Swazi time (6pm Nigerian time).

The return leg will be played four days later at the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, November 17.

Oliseh has invited 23 players which include six home –based professionals.

  play John Obi Mikel is also in the squad (Twitter/NFF)

 

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi lead the list which include other regulars.

Kelechi Iheanacho is still missing.

Oliseh has directed that all the players arrive at the Bolton White Apartments, Abuja on Sunday, November 8 as training commences same day by 7pm.

Also read: Obafemi Martins backs Sunday Oliseh to succeed

Full List:

Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars); Dele Alampasu (Club de Sportivo Feirense, Portugal)

Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Uniao da Madeira, Portugal); Kalu Orji (Enugu Rangers FC); Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco, France); Chima Akas (Sharks FC); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz, Germany); Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Austin Oboroakpo (Abia Warriors)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Paul Onobi (Sunshine Stars); John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin, Slovakia); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Sylvester Igbonu (FC UFA, Russia)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Ezekiel Bassey (Enyimba FC); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders, USA)

Watch this Super Eagles video, below:

Sunday Oliseh explains his plans for the Super Eagles

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