Real Zaragoza's striker Ikechukwu Uche and Nice defender Onyekachi Apam, were dropped because of confirmation that their knee injuries won't heal in time for the World Cup kickoff on June 11. The following stars will be returning to their respective bases with immediate effect - Onyekachi Apam, Victor Anichebe, Ikechukwu Uche, Brown Ideye, Terna Suswan, Bassey Akpan, and Peter Utaka.
The 23-man squad:
Vincent Enyeama (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel), Dele Aiyenugba (Bnei Yehuda, Israel), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Petah Tikva, Israel).
Taye Taiwo (Olympique Marseille, France), Elderson Echiejile (Rennes, France), Chidi Odiah (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Joseph Yobo (Everton, England), Daniel Shittu (Bolton, England), Afodele Adeleye (Spartak Rotterdam, Netherlands), Rabiu Afolabi (SV Salzburg, Austria).
Kalu Uche (Almeria, Spain), Dickson Etuhu (Fulham, England), John Obi Mikel (Chelsea, England), Sani Kaita (Alania, Russia), Lukman Haruna (AS Monaco, France), Yusuf Ayila (Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine).
Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Everton, England), Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke (Hoffenheim TSG, Germany), Nwankwo Kanu (Portmouth, England), Obafemi Martins (Wolfsburg, Germany), Obinna Nsofor (Malaga, Spain), Osaze Odemwingie (Locomotiv Moscow, Russia).