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Nigeria’s AFCON 28-man list released

Sat 25 December 2021 | 14:37

The final 28-man list for the Super Eagles Squad of the 2020 AFCON has been released by Nigeria. Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Watford’s Emmanuel Dennis are included in that list.

Nigeria

Football Federation named the list by

Augustine Eguavoen

for the

Africa Cup of Nations

happening in Cameroon on 9 January, 2022 through a statement released on Saturday.

Three-time AFCON winners Nigeria will go against

Egypt

, seven-time winners, Sudan and Guinea Bissau, with the group opener clash against the Pharaohs on 11 January 2022 meaning the Eagles should hit the ground running.

The Super Eagles coach chose four shot-stoppers, nine defenders, five midfielders and 10 forwards as they get ready to fight for their fourth title.

Others on the list are keepers Maduka Okoye and Francis Uzoho, defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Olaoluwa Aina and Abdullahi Shehu, midfielders Joseph Ayodele-Aribo and Chidera Ejuke and forwards Moses Simon, Odion Ighalo and Samuel Chukwueze.

Kelechi Nwakali, the former U17 World Cup-winning captain, is also returning to the team along with forward Emmanuel Dennis, and 2016-Olympics star Sadiq Umar.

NFF announced that all the players on the list will come to Nigeria’s federal capital, Abujo on 29 December and the players in UK will come on 3 January, 2022.

Nigeria’s 28-man list:

Goalkeepers:

Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands).

Defenders:

Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa).

Midfielders:

Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Galsgow Rangers, Scotland); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Nwakali (SD Huesca, Spain).

Forwards:

Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany); Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Shabab Riyadh, Saudi Arabia); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Emmanuel Dennis (Watford FC, England).


source: SportMob

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