Rivers United defender Ifeanyi Anaemena, Kwara United’s Christopher Nwaeze, Enyimba midfielder Ekundayo Ojo and PKE FC’s Shaibu Suleman have been dropped from Nigeria’s final squad for the friendly against Mexico.
Rangers striker, Chinonso Ezekwe, also won’t be making the trip after he left the camp to secure a transfer abroad.
The final 23-man squad was submitted by the NFF technical director Austin Eguavoen.
The home-based players will take part in the match at the Los Angeles Coliseum due to the unavailability of Gernot Rohr’s regular side, who are preparing for their respective clubs’ pre-season.
Mexico, however, have named a strong 45-man squad for the match, with Napoli winger Hirving Lozano, Porto’s Jesus Corona and Real Betis’ Andres Guardado all included.
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Nwabali Stanley Bobo (Lobi Stars)
Defenders: Olisa Ndah (Akwa United); Adekunle Adeleke (Abia Warriors); Tope Olusesi (Rangers International); Imoh Obot (Enyimba FC); Tebo Franklin Degaulle (Nasarawa United); Lawal Oriyomi Murtala (Kwara United); Enyinnaya Kazie (Rivers United)
Midfielders: Anthony Shimaga (Rangers International); Seth Mayi (Akwa United); Uche Onwuasonaya (Plateau United); Samuel Nnoshiri (Katsina United)
Forwards: Anayo Iwuala (Enyimba FC); Stephen Jude (Kwara United); Ibrahim Olawoyin (Rangers International); Charles Ashimene (Akwa United); Auwalu Ali Malam (Kano Pillars); Nenrot Emmanuel (Plateau United); Abdulmutalif Sanusi (Katsina United); Sunday Adetunji(Rivers United); Mohammed Zulkifilu (Plateau United).