Nigeria recall Iheanacho for Ukraine friendly
Nigeria recalled Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho on Wednesday for next month’s friendly against Ukraine after he was dropped for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Ukraine will host the Super Eagles on September 10 with coach Gernot Rohr sticking with the core of the squad which finished third at the Nations Cup last month.
The squad includes five other England-based players –- Iheanacho’s Leicester teammate Wilfred Ndidi, new Everton signing Alex Iwobi, Brighton defender Leon Balogun, West Brom’s Semi Ajayi and Stoke midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo.
Rohr also recalled Benfica defender Tyronne Ebuehi, who has recovered from a long-term injury, and called up uncapped striker Joe Aribo from Scottish giants Rangers as well as teenage goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, who plays for German club Fortuna Dusseldorf.