Nigeria Coach Names Strong Squad For Ghana Friendly

Nigeria head coach Samson Siasia has named a strong 22-man Super Eagles squad to face Ghana in next month’s international friendly. But reports in the local media claimed that ex-international had been summoned by the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation to ‘defend’ the list because of the inclusion of the two players in the squad. “I have defended the list and already the 22 have been selected,” Siasia told SuperSport.com on Tuesday. The gaffer denied that Promise and Okoronkwo were in the list he was asked to ‘defend’. “Committee never said anything about Okoronkow and Promise. They never mentioned the list until today (Tuesday) so that was just a lie,” he said. The match will be played on 9 August at Watford’s Vicarage Road Stadium in London. Ghana thrashed Nigeria 4-1 the last time the two sides met in London four years ago. Nigeria squad: Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama, Dele Aiyenugba, Chigozie Agbim Defenders: Chibuzor Okonkwo, Taye Taiwo, Gege Soriola, Elderson Echiejile, Joseph Yobo, Yusuf Ayila, Efe Ambrose Midfielders: John Obi Mikel, Fengor Ogude, Joel Obi, Kalu Uche, Emmanuel Ekpo, Solomon Okoronkwo Forwards: Obinna Nsofor, Victor Anichebe, Ike Uche, Osaze Odemwingie, Ekigho Ehiosun, Emmanuel Emenike