Peseiro Releases Super Eagles List for AFCON Qualifier, Four Home Based Players Picked


For the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in Monrovia, Nigeria’s head coach José Santos Peseiro has extended invitations to captain Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong and Moses Simon.

Super Eagles coach, Peseiro also extended invitation to four home based players in his 23 man-list.


Victor Sochima and Olorunleke Ojo, two home-based goalies, as well as Ebube Duru of Rivers United and Divine Nwachukwu of Bendel Insurance FC, a midfielder, were handed invitations.


Goalkeepers: Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem); Victor Sochima (Rivers United); Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba FC)

Defenders: William Ekong (Salernitana); Calvin Bassey (Ajax FC); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim); Chidiebube Duru (Rivers United); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto); Bright Osayi-Samuel (Fenerbahce FC)

Midfielders: Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC); Divine Nwachukwu (Bendel Insurance); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC)Forwards: Moses Simon (Nantes FC); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli); Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City); Ahmed Musa (Sivasspor).

With nine points from four games, the Super Eagles lead their qualifying group.

The Wild Dogs of Guinea-Bissau are in second place with seven points, while the Leone Stars have five points after giving the Eagles a battle on Day 1 of the qualifying series in Abuja before losing 2-1.

With just one point, Sao Tome and Principe sit last in the standings and face Nigeria on the last Matchday in September.

On Sunday, June 18, Sierra Leone and Nigeria will face off at the Samuel Kanyon Doe venue in Monrovia since no other venue in Sierra Leone has been authorized for use in an international game this June.


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