Keshi’s Provisional 30-man World Cup squad for Brazil – Peter Odemwingie and Shola Ameobi Included



Super Eagles Coach has provided his list for Brazil 2014. In his squad was named Strike Odemwingie. It would be recalled that the pair fell out after Odemwingie was omitted from Keshi’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad.

The two decided to end their feud after Odemwingie publicly apologized to Keshi.

Odemwingie, 32, last played for Nigeria in a goalless draw against Rwanda in February 2012.

Also handed a recall is Captain Joseph Yobo, 33, who has not played for Nigeria since they won the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa last year.

John Mikel Obi of Chelsea and Liverpool’s Victor Moses lead a cast of 19 returning players from the Nations Cup squad despite both struggling for first team football.

The three-time African champions will face Scotland in a friendly on 28 May at Craven Cottage, before they depart for their training camp in Houston, Texas.

They will also play friendly internationals against Greece and the United States in June as part of their warm-up for this year’s World Cup.

The West Africans will play Greece in Philadelphia on 3 June then face USA in Jacksonville, Florida on 7 June. The deadline to name the final 23-man squad is 2 June.

Nigeria will face Argentina, Iran and Bosnia in Group F of this summer’s tournament in Brazil.

 Provisional Nigeria squad:

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide, Daniel Akpeyi, Chigozie Agbim

 Defenders: Elderson Echiejile, Efe Ambrose, Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Kenneth Omeruo, Juwon Oshaniwa ,Joseph Yobo, Kunle Odunlami.

Midfielders: John Mikel Obi, Ramon Azeez, Ogenyi Onazi, Joel Obi, Nnamdi Oduamadi, Ejike Uzoenyi, Nosa Igiebor, Sunday Mba, Reuben Gabriel, Michael Babatunde.

 Forwards:Ahmed Musa, Shola Ameobi, Emmanuel Emenike, Obinna Nsofor, Peter Odemwingie, Michael Uchebo, Victor Moses, Uche Nwofor.

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