Peseiro invites Musa, Ekong, 25 others for Sierra Leone, São Tomé

Head coach Jose Santos Peseiro called the captain Ahmad Musaassistant captain William Ekong and 25 other players at the Super Eagles camp for this month’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone and São Tomé and Príncipe.

The Portuguese tactician has invited goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Adewale Adeyinka, defenders Olaoluwa Aina, Calvin Bassey, Sani Faisal, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi and Chidozie Awaziem.

Midfielders Joseph Ayodele-Aribo, Alex Iwobi, Innocent Bonke and forwards Moses Simon, Terem Moffi, Cyriel Dessers and Emmanuel Dennis were all part of the squad that faced Mexico and Ecuador in prestigious friendlies in the United States of America.

Peseiro added Israeli goalkeeper Adebayo Adeleye, defenders Abdullahi Shehu, Zaidu Sanusi, Leon Balogun and Kenneth Omeruo, midfielders Oghenekaro Etebo and Frank Onyeka, and strikers Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, Ademola Lookman and Sadiq Umar.

Nigeria host Sierra Leone at the MKO Abiola National Stadium in one of the campaign’s opening day matches on Thursday, June 9, before flying to Marrakesh, Morocco, to play São Tomé and Príncipe on Monday, June 13.

Super Eagles call list

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 Naples, Italy); Cyriel Dessers (Feyenoord FC, The Netherlands); Ademola Lookman (Leicester City, England); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Terem Moffi (FC Lorient, France)


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