Augustine Eguavoen names strong 28-man squad for AFCON 2021
In order to win Nigeria’s fourth AFCON title that will be hosted by Cameroon, Augustine Eguavoen has chosen four goalkeepers, nine defenders, five midfielders, and ten forwards.
Augustine Eguavoen names strong 28-man squad for AFCON 2021, they are heading into this competition seeking a fourth AFCON title.
Augustine Eguavoen’s final list of Super Eagles players for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has been announced, with Victor Osimhen, a recovering striker, making the cut.
The Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, stated in a statement on Saturday that squad captain Ahmed Musa and midfielder Wilfred Ndidi were also named to the list.
Super Eagles of Nigeria has won the Africa cup of nations three times and has been drawn in Group D of the most prestigious competition in Africa, which will take place in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6.
Nigeria will face Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea Bissau, all of whom have won the tournament seven times. Their group matches will be held in the northern town of Garoua.
With an eye-catching match against the Pharaohs of Egypt in the group opener on Jan. 11, the Super Eagles will want a victory to build confidence and make a statement in the competition.
In order to win Nigeria’s fourth title in Cameroon, Augustine Eguavoen has chosen four goalkeepers, nine defenders, five midfielders, and ten forwards.
Musa, Ndidi, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo, Odion Ighalo, and Daniel Akpeyi are among those on the list, with Musa, Ndidi, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo, Odion Ighalo, and Daniel Akpeyi being the most famous.
Former FIFA Under-17 World Cup captain Kelechi Nwakali, attacker Emmanuel Dennis, and 2016 Olympic sensation Sadiq Umar are all set to return to the group.
All but a few of the invited players were due to arrive in Abuja on Wednesday, according to reports. (enomaomoruyi.com)
Only players from the United Kingdom are anticipated to begin arriving on January 3.
Augustine Eguavoen 28-man list…
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)
Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Nwakali (SD Huesca, Spain)
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 Paderborn 07, Germany); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
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