2024 AFCON: Super Eagles Coach, Peseiro invites six new players for Sao Tome and Principe match
Posted : 04 September 2023
The Super Eagles Technical Adviser has extended invitations to several key players for the upcoming final-day qualification series match against Sao Tome and Principe in Uyo. Among those called up are on-field captain William Ekong, defender Tyronne Ebuehi, Semi Ajayi, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Frank Onyeka, and forwards Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen, and Taiwo Awoniyi, among others.
Peseiro has assembled a squad that includes three goalkeepers (including home-based Olorunleke Ojo), eight defenders, four midfielders, and eight forwards for the game, which is scheduled to take place at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Sunday, 10 September.
Nigeria has already secured a place in the finals with 12 points from their previous five matches. However, they must earn at least one point to secure the top spot in the group, ahead of second-placed Guinea Bissau, who have 10 points and will be playing at home against Sierra Leone in Bissau.
Peseiro has called up Belgium-based centre-back Jordan Torunarigha and forwards Victor Boniface and Gift Orban for the first time. There are also recalls for Portugal-based left-back Bruno Onyemaechi and defensive midfielder Raphael Onyedika.
Here is the full list of players invited:
- Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus)
- Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba FC)
- Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel)
- Olaoluwa Aina (Nottingham Forest, England)
- Tyronne Ebuehi (Empoli FC, Italy)
- Jordan Torunarigha (KAA Gent, Belgium)
- William Ekong (PAOK FC, Greece)
- Semi Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England)
- Calvin Bassey (Fulham FC, England)
- Jamilu Collins (Cardiff FC, Wales)
- Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal)
- Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England)
- Raphael Onyedika (Club Brugge, Belgium)
- Joe Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC, England)
- Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England)
- Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)
- Samuel Chukwueze (AC Milan, Italy)
- Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France)
- Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC, Italy)
- Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy)
- Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest, England)
- Gift Orban (KAA Gent, Belgium)
- Victor Boniface (Bayern Leverkusen, Germany)