16th May, 2012
There are strong indications that high-flying Glasgow Rangers winger Sone Aluko may be recalled by Nigeria for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Namibia and Malawi.
Top team officials specially informed MTNFootball.com that Aluko, who has banged in 12 goals for Rangers including a hat-trick at the weekend, will be one of the foreign pros to be named tomorrow by coach Stephen Keshi.
Aluko, 23, therefore has a chance to add to his one cap against Republic of Ireland in May 2009 after he represented England at various age-group levels.
He also featured for the country at the 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup in Egypt.
Wigan Athletic winger Victor Moses is also in line to add to his first cap against Rwanda in February, when he made his long-awaited debut for Super Eagles.
MTNFootball.com has already reported that Chelsea star Mikel Obi, John Utaka and goalkeeper Austin Ejide have all been recalled by Keshi for a hectic month of qualifying action that would also include a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations return leg match against Rwanda.
Mikel has already given assurances he will be available for the Eagles games despite a long and demanding season with Chelsea.
Top team officials also informed that the five foreign-based pros for the friendly against Peru next week Wednesday could also be considered for the qualifiers based on their performances in Lima.