Super Eagles new Head Coach, José Santos Peseiro, has extended invitations to Napoli’s talisman, Victor Osimhen and 26 other players ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying matches for Cote d’Ivoire 2023.
Nigeria will kick-start its campaign for next year’s AFCON qualification when it host Sierra Leone on June 13 at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
The three-time AFCON champions will then take on São Tomé and Príncipe by travelling to Marrakech, Morocco for the match Day two of the AFCON qualifier in an away fixture on June 13th.
The list of other players invited for the two AFCON qualifiers games are: Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Adewale Adeyinka (Akwa United); Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel).
Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Sani Faisal (Katsina United); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain).
Midfielders: Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford FC, England); Innocent Bonke (FC Lorient, France); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England).
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal CF, Spain); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Cyriel Dessers (Feyenoord FC, The Netherlands); Ademola Lookman (Leicester City, England); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Terem Moffi (FC Lorient, France).