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AFCON: Balogun, Shehu, Dennis Ruled Out

Super Eagles versatile Shehu Abudullahi injury and team Forward victor Osimhen’s positive to Covid  19 virus a couple of days have changed the Nigerian 28- man list for the 33 African Cup of Nation starting in Cameroon next weekend.

To this effect the Super Eagles intern Coach August Eguaveon has not choice than to bring in  Venezia Italian Serie A Tyrone Ebuehi to replace Shehu  while England based Oluwasemilogo Ajayi return to the group for Africa flagship Football championship following injury of Leon Balogun.

Meanwhile Victor Osimhen’s absence opened a door for Greece- based Henry Onyekuru who was part of the last last Afcon in Egypt. EPL Emmanuel Dennis has been excused to provide opportunity for Czech Republic Peter Olayinka .

SUPER EAGLES’ SQUAD FOR 33RD AFCON CAMEROON 2021

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); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Tyrone Ebuehi (Venezia FC, Italy); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa) 

Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Galsgow 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); Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos FC, Greece); 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); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Praha, Czech Republic)

 

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