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NFF replaces Osimhen, Balogun, Dennis, Shehu in the Eagles crew

• Onyekuru, Ebuehi, Ajayi, Olayinka Set For AFCON

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has welcomed three players to supplant Napoli star, Victor Osimhen, Cyprus – based Abdullahi Shehu, and Watford assailant, Emmanuel Dennis in the Super Eagles crew to the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations, which starts in Cameroon one weekend from now.

Exuberant Osimhen’s positive test to the Covid pandemic a few days prior, and injury to the flexible Shehu constrained the NFF to impact the progressions to the Super Eagles’ last 28-man list.

The goalkeeping office is immaculate, yet the constrained prohibition of Cyprus – based Shehu, who can space effectively into segments of the guard and midfield, has cleared a path for uncompromising right back Tyrone Ebuehi, presently with Venezia in the Italian Serie A, and England – based Oluwasemilogo Ajayi gets back to the gathering for Africa’s lead football title following injury to focus back Leon Balogun. Ajayi can likewise play as a midfielder.

Osimhen’s nonattendance clears the way for Greece-based Henry Onyekuru, who was likewise at the last finals in Egypt. In-structure quick plunderer Emmanuel Dennis, whose English Premiership club is uncovering teeth, has been pardoned to give space to Czech Republic-based forward Peter Olayinka.

The 33rd Africa Cup of Nations finals will end on sixth February.

Super Eagles’ Squad For 33rd AFCON In Cameroon
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Protectors: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Tyrone Ebuehi (Venezia FC, Italy); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa).

Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Galsgow Rangers, Scotland); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Nwakali (SD Huesca, Spain)
Advances: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany); Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Shabab Riyadh, Saudi Arabia); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Praha, Czech Republic).


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