Sunderland news round-up: Africa is last place Moyes will want Anichebe, plus Watmore, Larsson

Victor Anichebe: Superb run of form. Picture by FRANK REID
Victor Anichebe: Superb run of form. Picture by FRANK REID
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Resurgent Victor Anichebe's form was always going to have more than the Premier League sitting up and taking notice.

Having spent five years in the international wilderness, the powerhouse striker is reported to be set for a recall to the Nigeria squad.

Super Eagles technical director, Gernot Rohr, may have his side at the top of their African World Cup qualifying group but he is compiling a list of new players to add ahead of two friendlies next month. Anichebe, surprise, surprise is on it.

The last place boss David Moyes will want Anichebe next month is Africa.

But it is not all bad news regarding Anichebe and Nigeria, read it here.

The 28-year-old's great performances have also brought out the best in Jermain Defoe.

See what Moyes thinks about Big Vic's contribution.

Moyes was delighted to see Sunderland score from a set-piece in the win over Premier League champions Leicester City.

Quality from dead-ball situations could now be provided by comeback man Seb Larsson.

While Larsson is back, luckless Duncan Watmore has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Read why the England U21 man will be such a big miss.