Stephen Keshi unveiled a shortlist of forty players a few days ago, but the coach of the Super Eagles has reduced his list to 23, 10 days from the decisive match of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Malawi in Calabar.
A meeting under a high tension when we know about the billowy exchanges between the two technicians of the two countries in recent weeks.
In this list of 23, we find Vincent Enyeama, Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Shola Ameobi.
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille FC, France), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria)
Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga, Portugal), Benjamin Francis (Heartland FC, Nigeria), Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars, Nigeria), James Okwuosa (Chippa United, South Africa); Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor FC, Turkey); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves, Nigeria)
Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea, England); Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy) John Ogu (Academica Coimbra, Portugal), Victor Moses (Chelsea, England), Nnamdi Oduamadi (AC Milan, Italy); Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis, Spain), Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria)
Strikers: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine), Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United, England), Emmanuel Emenike (FC Fenerbahce, Turkey), Uche Nwofor (SC Heerenveen, Netherlands) Obinna Nsofor (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia)