Nigeria names squad for qualifier against Ethiopia

Abuja, Sep 21 (IANS) Nigeria's head coach Stephen Keshi released a list with names of 23 players for preparations for the first leg 2014 FIFA World Cup final qualifying match against Ethiopia.

Spokesperson of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Ademola Olajire said Friday all the players are expected to arrive here between Oct 6-7, reports Xinhua.

"The players will have to battle for their place in the squad ahead of the first leg match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final elimination fixture against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa Oct 12. The NFA is making arrangements to have the full squad train for four days in Abuja before the departure to Addis Ababa on the eve of the game."

The squad includes Captain Vincent Enyeama, as well as England-based midfielders Mikel Obi and Victor Moses and strikers Brown Ideye and Emmanuel Emenike. A total of 18 overseas-based as well as five home-based players will represent the West African country in Ethiopia.

The aggregate winners over the two legs will advance to Brazil for the 2014 finals scheduled for June 12 to July 13.

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