Appointed just before the major competition on the African continent to replace Gernot Rohr, coach Augustine Eguavoen unveiled Nigeria’s squad on Friday for the Qatar 2022 World Cup play-offs against Ghana.
Nigeria was eliminated by Tunisia from the stage of the knockout stages of the AFCON. The Super Eagles must therefore raise their heads if they want to be part of the five African nations qualified for the World Cup in Qatar.
Nigeria’s list for World Cup play-offs:
Goalkeepers (3): Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia), Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs), Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam)
Defenders (8): Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion), Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes), Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers), William Ekong (Watford), Olaoluwa Aina (Torino), Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers), Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia), Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto)
Midfielders (5): Frank Onyeka (Brentford), Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City), Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford FC), Akinkunmi Amoo (FC Copenhagen)
Forwards (9): Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk), Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC), Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC), Moses Simon (FC Nantes), Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria), Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Hilal FC), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City), Emmanuel Dennis (Watford FC), Ademola Lookman (Leicester City)
Waiting list: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC), Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07), Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow), Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin), Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk), Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Prague), Ogenyi Onazi (Al-Adalah FC).