The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the 25-man squad that will make up the Super Eagles for friendlies against Burkina Faso and Senegal.
Manchester City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho, Chelsea’s Victor Moses and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi were named among the list which included a number of high-profile stars playing in Europe plus one Nigeria Professional Football League player.
The squad also included Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, with Watford’s Isaac Success, ADO Den Haag's Tyronne Ebuehi and Hannover 96 forward Noah Joel Bazee getting a chance to earn their first international cap.
Usual suspects John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo were excused to allow them settle in fast in their new teams in the Chinese Super League.
Nigeria face Senegal on March 23 before taking on Burkina Faso four days later at the Hive, home ground of Barnet Football Club.
LIST IN FULL
Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah)
Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Paul Ekong (KAA Gent, Belgium); Kenneth Omeruo (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Uche Henry Agbo (Granada FC, Spain); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Musa Muhammed (FC Zeljeznicar, Bosnia Herzegovina); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Gijon, Spain); Kingsley Madu (Zulte Waregem, Belgium); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal)
Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England); Noah Joel Bazee (Hannover 96, Germany); Victor Osimhen (Wolfsburg FC, Germany)