Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has been dropped from Nigeria’s squad for the upcoming AFCON in Egypt.
Super Eagles Head caoch Gernot Rohr named his final 23-man squad which includes Premier League stars Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi.
Iheanacho endured a tough season with Leicester, where he struggled to cement a place in the first team, making only 6 league starts all season.
Rohr had earlier warned the forward, who hasn’t scored for the national team in over a year, about the possibility of losing his place in the national team if his club performances didn’t improve.
Iheanacho sees his place taken by 20 year old Villarreal wonder kid Samuel Chukwueze.
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Katsina United); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa)
Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (Rizespor, Turkey); William Ekong (Udinese, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany)
Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Middlesbrough, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Royal Charleroi, Belgium); Moses Simon (Levante, Spain); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Shanghai Shenhua, China); Alexander Iwobi (Arsenal, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Paul Onuachu (FC Midtjylland, Denmark); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal, Spain)