Friday, February 23, 2024

Top Players Still Missing As Super Eagles Confirm AFCON Squad Update

by ItaEmmanuel
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Nigeria Super Eagles have confirmed the list of players that have arrived camp ahead of 2023 AFCON, MySportDab reports.

Jose Peseiro listed out his 25-man squad for the continental showpiece in December 2023.

All call-ups were expected to arrive in camp early this January in preparation for the tournament.

A change was effected on the call-up list after it was confirmed veteran defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will not be able to make it to the tournament after picking up an Injury.

Alhassan Yusuf, who plies his trade with Royal Antwerp in Belgium, has been called up to replace Ndidi.

With the tournament set to kick off in a week, the Super Eagles have confirmed 20 players have reported to camp ahead of the tournament.

Some of the players who have reported to camp include new addition to the squad Alhassan Yusuf, goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, and Sadiq.

The aforementioned trio are the latest names to join the squad with the likes of Ademola Lookman, Ola Aina, Moses Simon, Nwabali, Kenneth Omeruo, Victor Boniface, and others already in camp.

Leading the names of key players who are yet to report to camp is Napoli sensation Victor Osimhen.

Also, Kelechi Iheanacho is yet to report to camp as well sparking fears of his possible omission from the squad.

Recall Iheanacho picked a muscle injury and have been out of action for Leicester City after being named in the 25-man squad.

However, the team is optimistic he will be able to return to fitness and join up with the squad.

Nigeria will kick off their 2023 AFCON campaign against Equatorial Guinea on January 14.

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