AFCON Qualifiers: Peseiro Calls Iwobi, Musa, 21 Others for Double Header Against Guinea Bissau

AFCON Qualifiers: Peseiro Calls Iwobi, Musa, 21 Others for Double Header Against Guinea Bissau

Ibitoye Shittu
March 17, 2023 at 8:26 AM
  • Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Guinea Bissau this month in an African Cup of Nations double header
  • Coach Jose Peseiro has now named the players who will feature in the two fixtures for the West African nation
  • Odion Ighalo who is currently leading the goalscoring chart in the Saudi Arabian League was not invited

Jose Peseiro who is the coach of the Super Eagles has finally released the names of the 23 players who will face Guinea Bissau in this month's African Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures.

As expected by Nigerian football fans, Napoli forward Victor Osimhen, captain Ahmed Musa, Ademola Lookman and Alex Iwobi all made the strong Super Eagles squad.

Osimhen is the man of the moment in the Serie A and fans back home in Nigeria will be delighted to watch him perform on the pitch for the Super Eagles.

Super Eagles, Guinea Bissau, Peseiro, NFF, Iwobi, Musa, Abuja
AFCON qualifiers: Peseiro calls Iwobi, Musa, 21 others for double header against Guinea Bissau. Photo by Carlos Rodrigues
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Former Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has also made a return to the Super Eagles and is expected to start the two games since Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun are both not available.

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Who are the other players?

According to a report on the Super Eagles Twitter page, Victor Sochima of Rivers United made the list and there was also a fresh call-up for goalkeeper Kingsley Aniagboso of Giant Brillars.

When are the two games?

Peseiro and his players will be at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja to host Guinea Bissau in the first leg on March 24, while the return fixture will be played three days later.

Osimhen rated as dangerous striker

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Napoli cruised to the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League, following a 3-0 win over Ajax in the second leg of their Round of 16 tie.

Having won the first leg 2-0, the Partenopei claimed a commanding 5-0 aggregate win thanks to Victor Osimhen, who scored three goals in both legs.

However, his first goal of the second leg was a beauty with the Nigerian international leaping and suspending himself in the air before heading past goalkeeper, Kevin Trapp.

It was his 50th goal for Napoli and he headed home in spectacular fashion, looping the ball over the opposition shot stopper.

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