Peseiro snubs Moffi, includes Musa, Osimhen and 4 NPFL players in Super Eagles list for Sierra Leone

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Peseiro snubs Moffi, includes Musa, Osimhen and 4 NPFL players in Super Eagles list for Sierra Leone

Ayoola Kelechi 11:42 - 09.06.2023
Victor Osimhen and Ahmed Musa headline Nigeria list for this month’s clash against the Leone Stars.

Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro has named a 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone slated for later this month. 

Peseiro names squad ahead of Sierra Leone clash

The Portuguese manager invited many familiar faces to the squad including national team captain and Sivasspor forward Ahmed Musa, as well as Napoli record-breaker Victor Osimhen

Also invited to the squad were relegated Leicester duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, who were named in midfield and attack, respectively. 

There was, however, no room for Nice’s in-form frontman, Terem Moffi, despite the striker scoring 19 goals in all competitions across two French clubs this season. 

The biggest talking point circled around the invitation of four NPFL players including two goalkeepers Victor Sochima of Rivers United and Olorunleke Ojo of Enyimba FC as well as defender, Chidiebube Duru of Rivers United, and midfielder Divine Nwachukwu of Bendel Insurance. 

The Super Eagles team in full

Goalkeepers: Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel); Victor Sochima (Rivers United); Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba FC)

Defenders: William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Calvin Bassey (Ajax FC, The Netherlands); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany); Chidiebube Duru (Rivers United); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Bright Osayi-Samuel (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey)

Familiar faces invited to the Super Eagles squad
Familiar faces invited to the Super Eagles squad

Midfielders: Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC, England); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Divine Nwachukwu (Bendel Insurance); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England)

Forwards: Moses Simon (Nantes FC, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC, Italy); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Ahmed Musa (Sivasspor K, Turkey)    

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Nigeria play Sierra Leone in the penultimate Africa Cup of Nations qualifier this month before taking on Sao Tome and Principe in September in the final match.

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