Keshi seals Ikechukwu Uche’s Nigeria World Cup fate - no go
Ikechukwu Uche’s acrobatic goal celebrations will not be seen at this year’s World Cup after the Villarreal striker failed to make Nigerian coach Stephen Keshi’s 30-man shortlist for the finals in Brazil.
Norwich City defender Joseph Yobo and in-form Stoke City striker Peter Odewengie both made it into the preliminary squad.
Keshi said the final 23-man list will be announced on June 2.
Nigeria are expected to play a friendly against Scotland on May 27 before travelling to the United States a day later to complete their final preparations for the June 12-July 13 tournament.
Nigeria will play Argentina, Bosnia and Iran in Group F.
Goalkeepers - Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide, Chigozie Agbim, Daniel Akpeyi
Defenders - Elderson Echiejile, Juwon Oshaniwa, Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Kenneth Omeruo, Joseph Yobo, Kunle Odunlami, Efe Ambrose
Midfielders - John Obi MIkel, Ogenyi Onazi, Ramon Azeez, Joel Obi, Nosa Igiebor, Michael Uchebo, Ejike Uzoenyi, Sunday Mba, Reuben Gabriel
Forwards - Ahmed Musa, Shola Ameobi, Emmanuel Emenike, Obinna Nsofor, Peter Odemwingie, Babatunde Michael, Victor Moses, Uche Nwofor, Nnamdi Oduamadi
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Published: May 7, 2014 04:00 AM