Nigeria Football Federation have released their 40-man provisional squad for next year’s African Cup of Nations in Cameroon,Felele247.com understands.
Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City top the list of the invited players to wear the green white green of the Super Eagles, including fellow colleague Kelechi Ihenacho, SC Napoli’s Victor Osimhen who recovered from injury also make the list, including Everton’s Alex Iwobi, Italy Torino’s Olaoluwa Aina, Kaizer Chief’s goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi top the list of goalkeepers with AC Omonia, Cyprus, Sparta Rotterdam Maduka Okoye and Enyimba’s John Noble completes the goalkeeping department are some of the regular faces that make the squad.
Also, making it in the defence department and the attacking department for the first time is Adekunle Adeleye is one the invited home-based payers from Enyimba FC, Spanish Segunda side CD LeganS’ Kenneth Omeruo, Turkish SuperLig side Alanyaspor FC Chidozie Awaziem, Glasgow Rangers Leon Balogun, Watford’s William Ekong including Sweden based Akinwunmi Amoo (Hammarby, Sweden).
Below are the full list of the invited players for next year’s African Cup of Nations
GOALKEEPERS: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus),Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands), John Noble (Enyimba FC)
DEFENDERS: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey), Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain), Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), William Ekong (Watford FC, England), Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy), Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany), Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus), Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal), Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany), Adekunle Adeleye (Enyimba), Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Tyronne Ebuehi (Venezia, Italy), Valentine Ozornwafor (Sporting Charleroi, Belgium)
MIDFIELDERS: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England), Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England), Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England), Innocent Bonke (Malmo, Sweden) , Ovie Ejaria (Reading, England), Oghenekaro Etebo (Reading FC,England)
FORWARDS: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey), Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain), Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium), Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)
32). Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Shabab Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Emmanuel Dennis (Watford), Ademola Lookman (Leicester City), Akinkumi Amoo (Hammarby, Sweden), Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux, France), Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany), Terem Moffi (Lorient, France), Sadiq Umar (Almeria, Spain), Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos FC, Greece)
The three-time champions will face Sudan, Egypt, Guinea Bissau in Group D. The Super Eagles of Nigeria won Africa’s most prestigious football tournament in 2013 in South Africa with the late Stephen Keshi as a coach.