Peseiro Invites 27 Players For Nigeria’s 2023 AFCON Qualifying Games

Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro has handed out invitations to 27 players ahead of the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifying games against Sierra Leone and São Tomé & Principé.

Peseiro’s opening games as Nigeria’s coach ended in losses but the team had shown just enough to keep many hopeful.

His squad of 27 players comprised two home-based players including Faisal Sani and goalkeeper Adewale Adeyinka. 

There was also a debut call for goalkeeper Adebayo Adeleye who is based in Israel.

Other players on the list are some of the regular suspects including skipper Ahmed Musa and attacker Victor Osimhen.

See full squad below; 

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Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Adewale Adeyinka (Akwa United); Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel)

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Sani Faisal (Katsina United); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain)

Midfielders: Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford FC, England); Innocent Bonke (FC Lorient, France); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal CF, Spain); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Cyriel Dessers (Feyenoord FC, The Netherlands); Ademola Lookman (Leicester City, England); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Terem Moffi (FC Lorient, France); Emmanuel Dennis(Watford, England)

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