Peseiro calls Osimhen, Lookman and Musa to lead his 23 man squad for the doubleheader against Guinea Bissau
Head Coach José Santos Peseiro has invited team captain Ahmed Musa, in-form forwards Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman as well as 20 other players to the Super Eagles’ camp, ahead of this month’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Djurtus of Guinea Bissau, Nigeriasoccernet.com reports.
The super Eagles of Nigeria will host Guinea Bissau at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Friday, 24th March, and then make travel to Bissau for the return three days later at the Estadio 24 de Setembro.
The Portuguese tactician extends his invitation to Nigeria U-20 captain Daniel Bameyi is called alongside team goalkeeper Chijioke Aniagboso.
At then end three goalkeepers, eight defenders, four midfielders and eight forwards are expected to start arriving at the team camp in Abuja on Sunday, 19th March.
Victory for the Super Eagles will secure Nigeria’s ticket for the AFCON come next year.
Nigeria is on maximum six points from their defeats of Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe, with the Djurtus in second place on four points from their defeat of Sao Tome and Principe and draw with the Leone Stars.
FULL LIST OF INVITED PLAYERS
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Victor Sochima (Rivers United); Kingsley Aniagboso (Giant Brillars)
Defenders: Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Bright Osayi-Samuel (Fenerbahce SK, Turkey); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Calvin Bassey (FC Ajax, The Netherlands); Daniel Bameyi (YumYum FC); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal)
Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Joe Aribo (Southampton, England)
Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Ahmed Musa (Sivasspor K, Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal CF, Spain); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta BC, Italy); Terem Moffi (OGC Nice, France); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Paul Onuachu (Southampton FC, England)
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