In anticipation of the imminent World Cup qualifying clashes against Lesotho and Zimbabwe, Super Eagles’ Head Coach Jose Peseiro has revealed the 23-man squad set to represent Nigeria in these crucial fixtures, MySportDab reports.
The lineup includes a mix of seasoned regulars and promising talents, reflecting Peseiro’s strategic approach to these pivotal encounters.
Among the familiar faces securing their spots are goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Ola Aina, and midfielders Alex Iwobi and Frank Onyeka. The attacking front boasts the inclusion of forwards Moses Simon, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Taiwo Awoniyi, known for their goal-scoring prowess.
A notable return to the squad is defender Jamilu Collins, making a comeback after a prolonged layoff due to injury. Adding to the excitement is the first-ever call-up for Nathan Tella, underscoring Peseiro’s commitment to infusing fresh talent into the team.
The goalkeeping department comprises the trio of Francis Uzoho from Omonia FC in Cyprus, Olorunleke Ojo representing Enyimba FC, and Maduka Okoye currently with Udinese Calcio in Italy.
The defensive lineup features a diverse set of talents, including Olaoluwa Aina, Chidozie Awaziem, Bright Osayi-Samuel, Bruno Onyemaechi, Kenneth Omeruo, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Calvin Bassey, and the returning Jamilu Collins.
In the midfield, the Super Eagles boast Raphael Onyedika, Joe Ayodele-Aribo, Frank Onyeka, and Alex Iwobi, providing a blend of creativity and strategic prowess.
The attacking force comprises Kelechi Iheanacho, Sadiq Umar, Moses Simon, Ademola Lookman, Nathan Tella, Taiwo Awoniyi, Terem Moffi, and Victor Boniface, offering a diverse and potent attacking lineup.
As the Super Eagles gear up for these crucial qualifiers, Peseiro’s carefully selected squad aims to secure victories and advance further in the World Cup qualification campaign, keeping fans and football enthusiasts eagerly anticipating the outcomes of these high-stakes matches.