Super Eagles technical adviser Augustine Eguavoen has named a strong provisional squad for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 play-offs against the Black Stars of Ghana in March.
The 30-man list which was recently announced by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) via its official Instagram handle includes many English Premier League stars like Ademola Lookman, Emmanuel Dennis, Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and the rest of them. The most notable name of the list is that of Lookman who was recently cleared by FIFA to switch international allegiance to the Super Eagles.
Oghenekaro Etebo also returned to the team after a long injury layoff.
Meanwhile, here is what the full squad looks like:
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands).
Defenders: Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal).
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Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford FC, England); Akinkunmi Amoo (FC Copenhagen, Denmark).
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Hilal FC, Saudi Arabia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Emmanuel Dennis (Watford FC, England); Ademola Lookman (Leicester City, England).
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Standby: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Praha, Czech Republic); Ogenyi Onazi (Al-Adalah FC, Saudi Arabia).
The first leg of this mouthwatering encounter is scheduled to hold on 25th March, 2022 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium Ghana (Time – 8.33pm NGA time), while the second leg will be on 29th March 2012 Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja (Time – 6pm).