ACLSports Exclusive: Nigeria’s AFCON Provisional List Unveiled

ACLSports Exclusive: Nigeria’s AFCON Provisional List Unveiled
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Nigeria’s AFCON Provisional List Unveiled

In a much-anticipated announcement, Africa’s Best Victor Osimhen and captain Ahmed Musa have been named in Nigeria’s provisional list for the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), scheduled to commence next month. The list, released exclusively by ACLSports, features a mix of seasoned players and promising talents, showcasing the team’s depth and diversity.

Key Inclusions

1. Goalkeepers:

  • Francis Uzoho
  • Adebayo Adeleye
  • Ojo Olorunleke
  • Stanley Nwabali
  • Amas Obasogie
  • Christian Nwoke

2. Defenders:

  • Ola Aina
  • Bright Osayi-Samuel
  • Tyronne Ebuehi
  • Jamilu Collins
  • Zaidu Sanusi
  • Bruno Onyemaechi
  • William Troost-Ekong
  • Semi Ajayi
  • Calvin Bassey
  • Kenneth Omeruo
  • Kevin Akpoguma
  • Chidozie Awaziem
  • Jordan Torunarigha

3. Midfielders:

  • Wilfred Ndidi
  • Frank Onyeka
  • Joe Aribo
  • Alex Iwobi
  • Alhassan Yusuf
  • Fisayo Dele-Bashiru
  • Raphael Onyedika Nwadike
  • Kelechi Nwakali

4. Attackers:

  • Victor Osimhen
  • Victor Boniface
  • Terem Moffi
  • Umar Sadiq
  • Ahmed Musa
  • Paul Onuachu
  • Cyriel Dessers
  • Ademola Lookman
  • Nathan Tella
  • Moses Simon
  • Emmanuel Dennis
  • Samuel Chukwueze
  • Kelechi Iheanacho

Selection Criteria and Future Steps

Coach Peseiro has until January 3, 2024, which is eleven days before Nigeria’s opening game against Equatorial Guinea, to finalize his squad. The provisional list includes a category of players with zero to three caps, showcasing a strategic blend of experience and fresh talent.

The unveiled list not only generates excitement among fans but also sets the stage for intense competition and strategic planning as the team prepares for the AFCON tournament. As the deadline for the final squad approaches, football enthusiasts eagerly await the official confirmation of the chosen 27 players who will represent Nigeria in this prestigious continental competition.

Stay tuned for further updates as the countdown to AFCON 2023 continues, and the Super Eagles gear up to make their mark on the African football stage.

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