The soon to be released list of players called up by coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr for the upcoming friendly games of the Nigerian team in March will have Joel Obi and Brown Ideye in it.
As first reported by Owngoalnigeria.com in November , Italian Serie A side Torino have confirmed the invitation of Obi who has been one of their top players this season by the coach of the Nigerian team.
Torino confirmed his invitation via a statement on their official website. So far the Nigerian has made 15 Serie A appearances with four goals to his name despite playing as a defensive midfielder.
26 year old Obi is staging a return to the national team set up of Nigeria after a four year absence. No thanks to injuries and fitness issues. He last represented Nigeria in a pre World Cup friendly game against Scotland on the 28th of May 2014.
Ideye who recently moved to Spanish LaLiga side Malaga has also earned his recall to the team on the strength of his impressive showings for the struggling side since his move to the team in January.
The former West Brom striker has played in all of the four games of the team since his arrival with a goal to his name despite the team struggling to remain in the top division in Spain.