Chelsea star John Obi Mikel will lead a 23-member Nigeria team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B qualifier against Zambia set for Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on October 9.

Nigeria are expected to converge in Abuja October 2 their the pre-match camp.

According to SuperSport, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has named Skipper Mikel alongside Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa, Isaac Success of Waford and Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

Others notables are Victor Moses of Chelsea; Belgium-based Elderson Echiejile and right-back Kenneth Omeruo of Turkish club Alanyaspor.

Algeria and Cameron are the other Group B teams in the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.


Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Emmanuel Daniel (Enugu Rangers); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC Ifeanyiubah).

Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Troost-Ekong (Haugesund FC, Norway); Kenneth Omeruo (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Jamiu Alimi (Kano Pillars); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Musa Muhammed (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey); Elderson Echiejile (Standard Liege, Belgium), Kingsley Madu (SV Zulte Waregem, Belgium)

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Nosa Igiebor (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel); Anderson Esiti (KAA Gent, Belgium)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England); Brown Ideye (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England)

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  1. Please let’s just phone FIFA and surrender, I trust our national team but I am also a realist. Let’s just tell them pass, but maybe we can try


  2. Harriet, you are coward!!! Who knew that mighty Barcelona could be beaten by a newly promoted side in Spain. You are a looser because you never try in your life. NEVER SAY DIE!!!!!! GO ZAMBIA GO. The kind Harriet need Counselors to give them the courage.


  3. NEZ my dear one why:
    Insulting the Presidency( Office ) will never solve any challenge we are facing as a Country.Kindly sober up and be real respective Zambians we know.These insults of calling the President Names started way back in 2015 to date you have continued.In Tanzania and Kenya 2 Citizens were arrested and charged for defaming the President on Face book but here in Zambia is the water you Drink please stop and respect the Presidency.When you are followed and arrested you still want to cry foul………..just be real and let us all support the government of the day and move the country forward.


  4. LT, You should have named the Zambian Squad a well and including the players teams .but i think we are shy to name there teamsas most of them feature in african teams i.e DRC and Southafrica.only one Chisamba Lungu is coming from Russia.So our players need to ask themselves why they cant sign up with european clubs.Is the football they play considered substandard?
    Please lads never shame us at home…last time Kenya nearly beat Zambia at home.That was a wake up call for Chipolopolo.



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