Dennis, Nwakali and Awoniyi makes Nigeria’s 28-man squad for AFCON 2021

Nigeria’s national football team, Super Eagles have named a strong 28-man squad for the upcoming African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The attack minded squad is made up of 4 goalkeepers, 9 defenders, 5 midfielders and 10 forwards. Players like Olisa Ndah and John Noble got their first call ups to the national team. The likes of Kelechi Nwakali, Sadiq Umar, Taiwo Awoniyi and Daniel Akpeyi returned to the team after their long lay off.

Red hot Watford FC striker Emmanuel Dennis, recuperating Victor Osimhem and Villarreal’s starboy Samuel Chukwueze all made the exciting list of attackers.

Check out the full list below;


Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Defenders: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)

Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Nwakali (SD Huesca, Spain)

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); Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany); Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Shabab Riyadh, Saudi Arabia); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Emmanuel Dennis (Watford FC, England).

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off on January 9.

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