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2023 AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles head coach unveils 23-man squad for Super Eagles vs Sierra Leone
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Fri, 9 Jun 2023   ||   Nigeria,

Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro has unveiled a 23-man squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Sierra Leone.

Peseiro kept faith with some regulars, with Ahmed Musa, goalkeeper Adebayo Adeleye, defender William Ekong, midfielder Alex Iwobi and forward Moses Simon among those invited.

Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, Taiwo Awoniyi and Wilfred Ndidi also made the squad.

Home-based goaltenders Victor Sochima and Olorunleke Ojo are also called, as well as Rivers United defender Ebube Duru and Bendel Insurance FC midfielder Divine Nwachukwu.

The Super Eagles are top of their qualification group with nine points out of four matches.

They are followed by Guinea-Bissau’s Wild Dogs, who have seven points. Leone Stars, who gave the Eagles a tough run in Abuja on Day 1 of the qualification series before succumbing 2-1, are on five points. Sao Tome and Principe, who play the Super Eagles on the final day of the series in September, are bottom with only one point.

The encounter is billed for Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium, Monrovia, on Sunday, June 18.


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