Nigeria faces Guinea Bissau at the end of this month, as part of the 3rd and 4th days of the AFCON 2023 qualifiers. The list of Super Eagles for the double confrontation has been revealed on Thursday.
Victorious over Sierra Leone (2-1) and São Tome and Príncipe (10-0), Nigeria will now play the third and fourth days of the AFCON 2023 qualifiers. The Super Eagles face Guinea Bissau in double confrontation, March 24 (Abuja) and March 27 (Bissau).
In anticipation of these next deadlines, the coach of the Super Eagles, Mr. José Peseiro, unveiled this Thursday his list of twenty-three players invited. The prolific scorer of these playoffs, Victor Osimhen, who plays brilliantly in the Napoli club, recently qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League, will be there.
The latter is making his return to the national team, having missed the previous two rallies due to injury. The experienced Ahmed Musa, who had been dismissed during the last selection period, is also making his return.
Three new players have been called up for the first time: young central defender Daniel Bameyi, aged only 17, goalkeeper Chijoke Aniagboso (18), recent bronze medalist at the AFCON U20, and goalkeeper Victor Sochima (24 years), author of remarkable performances in the Confederation Cup with Rivers United.
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List of selected players for Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau
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, Turkey); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Calvin Bassey (FC Ajax, Netherlands); Daniel Bameyi (YumYumFC); 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, 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).