The African cup of nations qualifiers is ongoing and the head coach of Nigeria has released the list of players that will take part in that match. The list was released yesterday on the official twitter handle of the national team. The 24 players on that list are the Nigerian national team playing in the AFCON qualifiers. And they will participate in the away match against Seychelles in Victoria on the 2nd matchday of the competition.
The likes of Anzi and Alex Iwobi were featured on the list and even Odion Ighalo who was backlashed for his performance at the world cup is also on that list. There was an addition of fresh faces also like Jaminu Collins (Paderborn, Germany), Samuel Kanu (Bordeaux, France) and so forth.
The full list of Nigerian National Team For The AFCON Qualifiers
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)
Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany)
Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Kelechi Nwakali (FC Porto, Portugal); Joel Obi (AC Chievo Verona, Italy).
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Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassar FC, Saudi Arabia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone FC, Italy); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France)
Standby: Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium), Stephen Eze (Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria); Musa Muhammed (HNK Gorica, Croatia); Blessing Eleke (FC Luzern, Switzerland)
Matchday is the 7th of September and will be followed by matchday 3 in the second week of October.