Nigeria recall repentant Odemwingie

19 July 2011 08:00

Nigeria coach Samson Siasia on Tuesday recalled West Bromwich Albion striker Osaze Odemwingie for a friendly against Ghana in London next month.

Siasia barred Odemwingie from his team's last two matches in June against Argentina and Ethiopia after the striker walked out on the team before a friendly against Kenya in March.

Coach and player have since made peace allowing Siasia to recall him along with two uncapped players, Emmanuel Ekpo, who stars for Columbus Crew in the MLS in the United States and Warri Wolves goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim.

The Nigeria Football Federation announced in a statement that the players are due in London on July 29 for the match fixed for August 9.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille/FRA), Dele Aiyenugba (Bnei-Yehuda/ISR), Chigozie Agbim (Warri Wolves)

Defenders: Joseph Yobo (Everton/ENG), Taye Taiwo (AC Milan/ITA), Ambrose Efe (FC Ashdod/ISR), Yusuf Ayila (Dynamo Kiev/UKR), Chibuzor Okoronkwo, Gege Soriola (Heartland), Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga/POR)

Midfielders: Mikel Obi (Chelsea/ENG), Joel Obi (Inter Milan/ITA), Fengor Ogude (Valerenga/NOR), Kalu Uche (Almeria/ESP), Solomon Okoronkwo (Aalesund/NOR), Emmanuel Ekpo (Colombus Crew/USA)

Strikers: Ikechukwu Uche (Real Zaragoza/ESP), Osaze Odemwingie (West Bromwich Albion/ENG), Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbache/TUR), Obinna Nsofor (Locomotiv Moscow/RUS), Victor Anichebe (Everton/ENG), Ekhigo Ehiosun (Samsunspor/TUR).

Source: AFP