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Shola Ameobi, one of the recalled. Photo credit: Getty images
Shola Ameobi, one of the recalled. Photo credit: Getty images
Emmanuel Emenike, Obinna Nsofor and Shola Ameobi have been recalled to the Super Eagles fold by Stephen Keshi for August’s Mandela Cup friendly against the South Africans. Emenike, the joint-top scorer at AFCON in South Africa early this year, returns after a lengthy injury layoff. Newcastle United’s Ameobi returns after making himself available for selection and the removal of a clause in his club contract which prevented him from playing at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Obinna Nsofor also returns after a 2-year absence but goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama wasn’t invited for the game. The game will be played on 14th August in Durban. Nigeria Squad: Goalkeepers: Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel), Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers) Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea, England), Efe Ambrose (Celtic, Scotland), Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga, Portugal) Midfielders: John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses (both Chelsea, England), Fegor Ogude (Valerenga, Norway), John Ogu (Academica de Coimbra, Portugal), Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio, Italy), Nnamdi Oduamadi (AC Milan, Italy), Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers) Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine), Shola Ameobi (Newcastle, England), Emmanuel Emenike (Spartak Moscow, Russia), Obinna Nsofor (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia), Uche Nwofor (VVV Venlo, Netherlands) Standby: Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars), Benjamin Francis (Heartland FC), Muhammad Gambo (Kano Pillars), Samuel Aaron (Sarpsborg ’08, Norway)  

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This article was first published on 18th July 2013


Arinze Ude is a PhD Student at the University of the West of England Bristol, UK, where he's exploring on the mechanisms of donor cell leukaemia. He shares his deep thoughts on his blog and the Naked Convos. He is keen to promote personal development of the Nigerian youth via thought-provoking articles.

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