- The Super Eagles of Nigeria officially announces 25 man list to face Ghana
- Ademola Lookman, Calvin Bassey and Akinkunmi Amoo gets their first invites
- Emmanuel Dennis returns to Super Eagles after AFCON snub
- Ejuke, Onuachu, Awoniyi & Collins are put on standby incase of injuries.
- Why Iwobi is not in the list
The Super Eagles of Nigeria officially unveiled their 25 man list to face Ghana in the World Cup Qualifiers.
The Black Stars of Ghana will host the Super Eagles Of Nigeria on the 25th of March then the second leg will be played in Nigeria on the 29th of March.
Super Eagles Squad to Face Ghana
𝑮𝒐𝒂𝒍𝒌𝒆𝒆𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔 : Francis Uzoho, Daniel Akpeyi, Maduka Okoye.
𝑫𝒆𝒇𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔 : Semi Ajayi , Ken Omeruo Leon Balogun , William Ekong , Olao Aina , Calvin Bassey , Abdullahi Shehu, Zaidu Sanusi
𝑴𝒊𝒅𝒇𝒊𝒆𝒍𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔: Frank Onyeka , Joseph Ayodele-Aribo , Wilfred Ndidi ,Oghenekaro Etebo , Akin Amoo
𝑭𝒐𝒓𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒔: Ahmed Musa ,Samuel Chukwueze ,Victor Osimhen ,Moses Simon ,Sadiq Umar, Odion Jude Ighalo,Kelechi Iheanacho ,Emmanuel Dennis ,Ademola Lookman
List of Super Eagles players on standby:
Chidozie Awaziem, Jamilu Collins, Chidera Ejuke, Taiwo Awoniyi, Paul Onuachu, Peter Olyinka, Ogenyi Onazi.
Players to look out for:
Victor Osimhen: the Napoli star man will be the man to watch out for as his presence was missed in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations won by Senegal, The Nigerian hitman has impressed for Napoli this season by scoring 11 goals and providing 4 assists with 6 penalties won in 22 appearances despite missing two months without action due to an injury.
Ademola Lookman: lots of Super Eagles fans will be expecting the Leicester wing man to impress as he has six goals and made four assists.
Moses Simon: The Nigeria star man was impressive for the Super of Nigeria in the 2022 Afcon. he has also continued that same form in his club FC Nantes.
Emmanuel Dennis: The Watford forward will be in the eyes of all Nigerian fans. Dennis has impressed so far this season although his scoring streak dropped a bit. the Nigerian has also scored in all five of Watford’s league wins this term, also Dennis participated in 14 of the 25 goals scored by Watford this Premier League season.
Calvin Bassey: the Rangers man gets his first call up for the Super Eagles under Augustine Eguavoen, Calvin Bassey has been impressive this season for Rangers.
Why Iwobi is not in the list ?
Iwobi has been a key part of the Nigerian National team but the Super Eagles boss chose to omit the Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi from the squad list not because of his performance but due to the red card he received in the 2022 Afcon. The red card received by Iwobi means that the Everton midfielder is not eligible to feature in the crucial World Cup qualifier against Ghana.
What Next ?
- Super Eagles camp to open on 21st of March.
- First leg to hold in Ghana on the 25th of March
- Second leg to hold in Nigeria on the 29th of March