AFCON 2021: Emmanuel Dennis Delighted to Be Re-called to Super Eagles

AFCON 2021: Emmanuel Dennis Delighted to Be Re-called to Super Eagles

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:53 PM
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  • Watford star Emmanuel Dennis has been named in Nigeria’s 28-man squad for the AFCON in Cameroon
  • Dennis has three caps for the Super Eagles but the last of his three appearances came over a year ago
  • Nigeria has been grouped alongside Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau in Group D of the tournament

Watford forward Emmanuel Dennis has expressed excitement and declared he is proud to have made the Super Eagles squad list to the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon reports Complete Sports.

AFCON 2021: Emmanuel Dennis delighted to be re-called to Super Eagles
Emmanuel Dennis has scored 7 goals and has 5 assists for Watford this season. Photo by Adrian Dennis Source: Getty Images
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Interim coach of the Super Eagles Austin Eguavoen last week released Nigeria’s list to the AFCON comprising of 28 players headlined by Napoli forward Victor Osimhen and captain Ahmed Musa.

Other players also on the list include Kelechi Iheanacho, Joe Aribo, Leon Balogun, Maduka Okoye and returnee Odion Ighalo.

Emmanuel Dennis who has just three caps for the Super Eagles and last featured in the goalless draw against Sierra-Leone over a year ago as reported by Soccernet has seen himself return to the squad going to the AFCON.

Dennis form for Watford is the key reason behind his call-up back to the national team as the Nigerian is one of the top performers in the English premier league with the attacker scoring seven goals and registering five assists in 15 games played this season.

The Watford striker who expressed his delight in being recalled to the Super Eagles took to social media to state how proud he is to be part of the team to represent Nigeria at next year’s AFCON.

Nigeria will be hoping Emmanuel Dennis brings to the Super Eagles set-up his red hot form as they aim to win a fourth continental trophy having lost out on key forward Paul Onauchu due to injury.

Nigeria is placed in group D alongside six-time AFCON champions Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.

Big Super Eagles Star Speaks on Reports of Him Being Injured Ahead of AFCON 2021

Earlier Sportsbrief brought you a report of Shehu Abdullahi who rubbished reports that he may not travel with the Super Eagles of Nigeria to Cameroon for the 2021 African Cup of Nations due to injury while playing for Omonia.

On boxing day, the former Kano Pillars' star was replaced against APOEL after sustaining injury in an encounter that his side suffered a 4-2 defeat in Cypriot First Division.

Shehu Abdullahi however has cleared the air on the speculation claiming that the injury he suffered was not a serious one.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..