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2022 AFCON Qualifiers: Gernot Rohr Invites 24 Players For Sierra Leone Clash

 

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has released his 24-man squad list for Nigeria’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations two-leg qualifier matches against Sierra Leone on November 13 (at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin) and 17, 2020 (in Freetown, Sierra Leone). The German tactician handed FC Lugano of Switzerland’s shot-stopper, Sebastian Osigwe, his first senior national team call up after the 26-year-old turned out impressive for his club.


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Notable names like Victor Osimhen, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joe Aribo, and Daniel Akpeyi, who were all missing during Nigeria’s October international friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia due to injuries and COVID-19 restrictions are back in the squad as the Eagles look to have an impressive outing against their West African rivals. Victory in both matches is likely to see the Super Eagles secure their ticket to the 2022 AFCON finals. Gernot Rohr also placed seven players on his standby list.

Goalkeepers

Daniel Akpeyi
Maduka Okoye
Sebastian Osigwe

Defenders 

William Troost-Ekong
Kenneth Omeruo
Leon Balogun
Semi Ajayi
Chidozie Awaziem
Zaidu Sanusi
Ola Aina
Jamilu Collins
Kevin Akpoguma 

Midfielders

Oghenekaro Etebo
Tyronne Ebuehi
Frank Onyeka
Joe Aribo

Forwards

Ahmed Musa
Moses Simon
Alex Iwobi
Emmanuel Dennis
Victor Osimhen
Kelechi Iheanacho
Samuel Chukwueze
Chidera Ejuke

Standby List

Kelechi Nwakali
Francis Uzoho
Samson Tijani
Shehu Abdullahi
Paul Onuachu
Ramon Azeez
Ikechukwu Ezenwa

Sources:

Goal

Complete Sports

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