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Marcus earns first Nigeria call-up for Cameroon clash in Austria

Abraham Marcus get first Eagles call up

The 21-year-old forwrd has been on an incredible form for Fierense in Portuguese Liga 2, scoring 11 goals and recorded several assists in 14 appearances across all competitions this season.

Besides Marcus as a first time call up, Enyimba FC's energetic forward Anayo Iwuala also made the cut, following cameo appearances against Benin Republic and Lesotho in AFCON qualifiers in March.

Notable invitees unveiled on Friday are captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain William Ekong, goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo as well as forwards Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho and Samuel Chukwueze.

The provisional list of 31 will be whittled down to 23 before the Super Eagles fly to Vienna for the clash with perennial rivals Indomitable Lions.

Cameroon had battled the Eagles for three of their five AFCON titles (1984, 1988, 2000) but have not beaten Nigeria in regulation time since a 1-0 triumph in a 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Yaounde on 27 th  August 1989.

The Eagles silenced the Indomitable Lions 4-0 in a 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier in Uyo in September 2017 and were later forced to a 1-1 draw in in Yaounde, setting the stage for Nigeria's qualification for the finals in Russia.

The Super Eagles will face off with the five-time African champions at the Wiener Neustadt in the Austrian capital, Vienna starting from 8.30pm Austria time.

THE FULL LIST 

Goalkeepers : Francis Uzoho (APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC)

Defenders:  Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Kevin Akpoguma (Hoffenheim, Germany); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, The Netherlands); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England)

Midfielders : Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasaray FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Abdullahi Shehu (Omonia Nicosa, Cyprus); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Abraham Marcus (CD Feirense, Portugal)

Forwards : Ahmed Musa (Kano Pillars FC); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Sadiq Umar (Almeria FC, Spain); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray FC, Turkey); Anayo Iwuala (Enyimba FC); Peter Olayinka (Slavia Praha, Czech Republic); Terem Moffi (FC Lorient, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Simy Nwankwo (Crotone FC, Italy)

Samuel Ahmadu

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