By Rachael Ugiagbe

MARTINS-SMILES

Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh has listed Obafemi Martins for a recall to the national team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Swaziland after a two-year absence.

The Seattle Sounders striker who has been scoring with ease in the Major League Soccer [MLS] in USA, is the highlight of the 24-man list coach Oliseh submitted to the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF].

Other foreign-based players are captain Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo, Efe Ambrose, Elderson Echijiele, Leon Balogun, Shehu Abdullahi, Sylvester Igbonu, Simon Moses and Rabiu Ibrahim.

THE FULL LIST

Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars); Dele Alampasu (Club de Sportivo Feirense, Portugal)

Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Uniao da Madeira, Portugal); Kalu Orji (Enugu Rangers FC); Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco, France); Chima Akas (Sharks FC); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz, Germany); Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland);Austin Oboroakpo (Abia Warriors)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Paul Onobi (Sunshine Stars); John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin, Slovakia); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Sylvester Igbonu (FC UFA, Russia)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Ezekiel Bassey (Enyimba FC); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders, USA)

 

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