Super Eagles coach Genort Rohr has invited Enyimba star, John Noble and former AS Roma striker Sadiq Umar and 22 others for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers Benin and Lesotho.
The German tactician picked two uncapped players for the first time Enyimba goalkeeper getting the nod ahead of Daniel Akepyi after his superlative performance that sends People’s Elephant to the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup, while Umar, who have scored 14 goals as UD Almeria gun for automatic promotion back to La Liga.
The Nigerian Football Federation has released a 24-man list for the AFCON 2022 qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho with six players were put on stand-by for the ties.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) March 9, 2021
Nigeria sit on top of the Group E log with eight points one ahead of Benin Republic and five more than third-placed Sierra Leone.
Super Eagles tackle the Squirrels away at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto Novo on Saturday, 27th March and will lock horns with the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos three days later.