Nigeria's Super Eagles’ First Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf, has listed 30 players, including eight home-based professionals and the foreign-based  Odion Ighalo and Kelechi Iheanacho, excluded for upcoming international friendlies.

Communications Department of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) released the information, adding that  as usual team captain Ahmed Musa, as well as forward Moses Simon remain there.

This just coming  ahead of the international friendlies against the “A” Men National Teams of Mexico and Ecuador, scheduled for the U.S.

The Super Eagles will be at odds with CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico at the AT & T Stadium in Dallas, State of Texas on May 28.

They will then start to New Jersey to undertake Ecuador at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison on June 2.

Home-based goalkeepers Adewale Adeyinka and Ojo Olorunleke who are to support the returning Maduka Okoye have been included.

Defender Ibrahim Buhari, and forwards Victor Mbaoma and Ishaq Rafiu, with the home-based players being two goalkeepers, two defenders, two midfielders and two have been called upon.

The qualifiers are going to be against Sierra Leone in Abuja (June 9) and São Tomé and Príncipe in Marrakech, Morocco on 13th June.



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