Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has called up 25 players for his team's friendly against Mexico. The Super Eagles face La Verde on 3 July in Los Angeles. All the players selected are from the Nigerian professional league. The opportunity for the coach to test new faces. The surprise is the absence of captain Ahmed Musa, who plays in the local league.
On the other hand, the goalkeeper of Hertland (Nigerian D1), Ikechukwu Ezenma, makes his return to the national team. Ezenma last played for Nigeria on 13 October 2019 against Brazil in Singapore.
The players will have to report to the Nigeria Football Federation for final travel arrangements. Only 22 of them will however make the trip to the United States.
LIST OF PLAYERS
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, John Noble
Defenders: Olisa Ndah; Adekunle Adeleke ;
Tope Olusesi, Ifeanyi Anaemena
Christopher Nwaeze, Enyinnaya Kazie, Mohammed Zirkiflu, Imoh Ubot,
Tebo Franklin Degaulle, Lawal Oriyomi Murtala
Midfielders: Anthony Shimaga, Seth Mayi, Uche Nwasonaya, Samuel Nnoshiri, Ekundayo Ojo
Forwards: Anayo Iwuala, Uche Nwasonaya Anayo Iwuala, Stephen Jude,
Ibrahim Olawoyin, Charles Ashimene, Chinonso Ezekwe, Auwalu Ali Malam,
Neurot Emmanuel, Abdulmutalif Sanusi