The Nigerian Football Federation has on Tuesday shortlisted 25 players for the provisional list to the 2019 AFCON to be held in Egypt .
The list includes returnee captain John Obi Mikel and one capped striker Paul Onuachu while 5 are placed on stand by.
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis, Cyprus), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Katsina Utd), Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, S’Africa)
Defenders: Ola Aina (Torino, Italy), Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor, Turkey), Chidozie Awaziem (Rizespor, Turkey), William Troost-Ekong (Udinese, Italy), Leon Balogun (Brighton, England), Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes, Spain), Jamilu Collins (Padeborn, Germany), Semi Ajayi (Rotherham, England)
Midfielders: Mikel Obi (Middlesbrough, England), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester, England), Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke, England), John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassar, S’Arabia), Victor Osimhen (Charleroi, Belgium), Moses Simon (Levante, Spain), Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray, Turkey),Odion Ighalo (Shanghai Shenhua, China), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal, England), Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux, France), Paul Onuachu (Midtjyland, Denmark),Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester, England), Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal, Spain)
Standby: Theophilus Afelokhai (Enyimba), Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia), Ikouwem Utin (Enyimba), Mikel Agu (Setubal, Portugal), Junior Ajayi (Al Ahly, Egypt),Valentine Ozornwafor (Enyimba)