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Rohr releases 23-man Super Eagles squad for Benin, Lesotho games [Full list]
Ahead of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers, Super eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has named a 23-man squad, for their upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.
The list contains three goalkeepers, eight defenders, five midfielders and seven strikers.
Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has received his first call-up to the national team since AFCON 2019.
Super eagles tactician, Rohr has also decided to give another chance to Vitória de Guimarães midfielder, Mikel Agu, following his brilliant performances in the Europa League.
Ahmed Musa also makes a return to the squad.
Nigeria will play Benin Republic at home on November 13 and are away to Lesotho in Maseru on November 19.
Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)
Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia)
Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain)
Forwards (7) : Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France)