The Super Eagles coaching staff, led by Salisu Yusuf, chose to bring in numerous new players for the games, including Rivers United’s Ishaq Rafiu and Enyimba’s Victor Mbaoma.
The Super Eagles squad is made up of both foreign-based players and Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) players.
The list now includes eight domestic players, as well as several foreign players.
The Rivers United forward was ecstatic and resorted to social media to say it was a dream come true and a lifetime opportunity to wear the Super Eagles’ colors.
Excited to be called up to the @NGSuperEagles squad for the friendly games vs Mexico & Ecuador.
For me, this is a dream come true & a rare opportunity to wear the ?? colour as well.
— Rafiu Ishaq Kayode (@ishaq_rafiu) May 10, 2022
On Saturday, May 28th, the Super Eagles will face Mexico at AT & T Stadium in Dallas.
The second friendly against Ecuador will take place on Thursday, June 2nd at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison.
See the complete list below.
Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands); Adewale Adeyinka (Akwa United); Ojo Olorunleke (Enyimba FC)
Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Isa Ali (Remo Stars); Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ibrahim Buhari (Plateau United)
Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford FC, England); Chiamaka Madu (Rivers United); Babatunde Afeez Nosiru (Kwara United); Azubuike Okechukwu (Yeni Malatyaspor, Turkey); Samson Tijani (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria); Alhassan Yusuf (Royal Antwerp FC, Belgium)
Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Ademola Lookman (Leicester City, England); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Emmanuel Dennis (Watford FC, England); Cyriel Dessers (Feyenoord FC, The Netherlands); Victor Mbaoma (Enyimba FC); Ishaq Rafiu (Rivers United)