Wilfred Ndidi, Etebo out of Nigeria’s World Cup qualifiers against CAR

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Wilfred Ndidi and Peter Etebo have been left out of Nigeria’s squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Central African Republic in October.

Ndidi and Etebo are both ruled out injured for the double header fixtures against the CAR team with only Frank Onyeka and Innocent Bonke as the natural DMs in the 23-man list announced, Thursday.
Meanwhile, Calvin Bassey gets his first call up to the national team, the Rangers left-back will add to the team’s well stocked list of full backs.
The 21 year-old joins Ola Aina, Jamilu Collins, Abdullahi Shehu and Kevin Akpoguma as the full backs in the squad.
Full list:
Goalkeeper: Maduka Okoye, Francis Uzoho, Daniel Akpeyi
Defenders: Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Kevin Akpoguma, Chidozie Awaziem, Ola Aina, Jamilu Collins, Abdullahi Shehu, Calvin Ughelumba
Midfielders: Frank Onyeka, Joe Aribo, Innocent Bonke, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho
Forwards: Victor Osimhen, Paul Onuachu, Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Chidera Ejuke, Samuel Kalu
Nigeria currently top group C with maximum points from two games.
The three times African champions are still favorites to get the most out of the October 7th and 10th fixtures against the group’s bottom side.
Super Eagles host the first leg at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, before the teams head out to Douala in Cameroon for the return leg.

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