Osimhen, 24 Others Get Invite Against Sierra- Leone


As the Super Eagles continue its build up to the AFCON 2021 tournament, Coach Gernot Rohr has invited 25 players for the qualifying games against the Leone Stars of Sierra- Leone in November.

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen makes a return to the team after missing the Eagles all-important international friendly games against the Dessert Foxes of Algeria and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on health grounds.

According to the list released on Thursday by Gernot Rohr other players set to prosecute the two-legged encounters includes captain Ahmed Musa, William Troost Eking, and Oghnekaro Etebo.

To man the defense are Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Kevin Akpoguma, and Zaidu Sanusi. Midfielder Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze and Chidera Ejuke were also called.

New invitees to the team are Joseph Ayodele Aribo, goal keeper Daniel Akpeyi and Switzerland based goal keeper Sebastian Osigwe who hopes to dorn the colours of Nigeria for the first time.

Players on standby are defender Abdullahi Shehu, goal keeper Francis Uzoho,Ramon Azeez, Samson Tijani and Paul Onuachu.

The Super Eagles will tackle the Leone Stars at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium on November 13 before flying to Freetown for the return game on November 17 at the Siaka Stevens stadium.

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