Musa, Troost-Ekong lead 23 other Eagles against Algeria, Ighalo, Osimhen eliminated

Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro has invited Captain Ahmed Musa and assistant Williams Troost-Ekong and 23 others to take on Algeria’s Fennecs on September 27, 2022 in a friendly at the 40,000-seat Stade Olympique in Oran, Algeria.

A statement from Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) Communications Director Ademola Olajire said on Saturday that Peseiro chose captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain, William Ekong and 23 other players.

The statement read: “Among the players called up to face the former two-time African champions, Algeria, are goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Maduka Okoye; defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem and Calvin Bassey.

“Others are midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi, and forwards Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi and Cyriel Dessers.

“Only Richard Onyedika, from the Belgian top team Club Brugge, is a new face in the group. Germany-based defender Kevin Akpoguma is also returning to the fold.

Tribune Sports recalls that the Algerians dumped the Super Eagles from the 2019 AFCON hosted by Egypt in the semifinals to win the tournament for the second time in their history.

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Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Maduka Okoye, Adeleye Adebayo

Defenders: William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Olaoluwa Aina, Calvin Bassey, Zaidu Sanusi, Kevin Akpoguma and Leon Balogun

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi and Richard Onyedika.

Attackers: Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Ademola Lookman, Henry Onyekuru, Taiwo Awoniyi, Chidera Ejuke, Cyriel Dessers and Terem Moffi.


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