Nigeria vs Poland, Serbia: Ideye, Ighalo, Onazi to return, Nwakaeme, others dropped

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr is set to hand Malaga striker, Brown Ideye a recall to the Nigeria senior national team ahead of next month’s international friendly matches against Poland and Serbia.

Completesportsnigeria.com reports that Ideye last featured for the Eagles in their first Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying game against Zambia in Ndola in 2016, which Nigeria won 2-1.

The 29-year-old, who joined Malaga in January, has scored once in four La Liga Santander games.

According to CSN sources, Elderson Echiejile, Odion Ighalo, Ogenyi Onazi and Mikel Agu who missed the last games against Algeria and Argentina due to injuries as well Victor Moses are expected to be named in the 25-man squad for the friendlies.

“No major surprises in the team list actually, but it’s more likely Ideye returns but Nwakeame won’t be in the squad,” one of the sources revealed.

“The first team players who missed the last two games in November will be included.”

The report added that, the trio of Chidebere Nwakali of Aberdeen, Victor Osimhen of Wolfsburg and Hapoel Beer-Sheva forward Anthony Nwakaeme have been excluded from the squad to face Poland and Serbia.

Rohr is expected to announce his squad that will prosecute the games before Friday.

Invited players are expected to arrive in Poland from 19th March for the friendlies.

The Super Eagles, drawn against Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland in Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, will face Poland in Warsaw on the 23rd of March and four days later take on Serbia in London.

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