Ahmed Musa over Moffi? Nigerians blast Peseiro's final Super Eagles AFCON2023 squad

Ahmed Musa and Terem Moffi. (Photo Credit: Imago)

Ahmed Musa over Moffi? Nigerians blast Peseiro's final Super Eagles AFCON2023 squad

Izuchukwu Akawor 18:19 - 29.12.2023

Nigeria Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro has revealed his final 25-man squad for the AFCON2023 with Ahmed Musa chosen ahead of Terem Moffi.

The announcement of the Super Eagles final squad for the AFCON2023 slated for Cote d’Ivoire in early January has sparked widespread debate and criticism among Nigerians.

Fans are particularly vocal about the inclusion of veteran forward Ahmed Musa by Super Eagles manager, Jose Peseiro, over OGC Nice star Terem Moffi.


Super Eagles final squad

Pulse Sports Nigeria reported that Peseiro had named his final 25-man team for the continental fiesta following a communique from the NFF on Friday. 

Per the report, former Leicester man, Musa, was the notable inclusion alongside 24 others which also include Enyimba goalkeeper Olorunleke Ojo.

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However, there was no place for Nice strike, Terem Moffi, who initially made the 40-man provisional squad sent to CAF nine days ago by the Portuguese coach. 

The 24-year-old has been in fine form for his Ligue 1 side, Nice, having scored six goals and assisted two in 16 matches this season for the Ligue 1 and UEFA Champions League-chasing team. 

Super Eagles boss, Jose Peseiro made the team public on Friday. (Photo Credit: Modo Victor/X)

Nigerians react to AFCON list

Social media platforms have since been floored with comments and memes as Nigerians express their disappointment and frustrations.

Many of them have argued for the inclusion of young talents like Ligue 1-based Moffi in place of Nigeria's highest scorer at the FIFA World Cup, Musa, Alhassan Yusuf, Nathan Tella, and goalkeeper, Adebayo Adeleye.

Ahmed Musa divides opinion again.

Here is a look at some of the best reactions to the Super Eagles' final squad expected to do the nation proud in Ivory Coast.

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