Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Osimhen in, Dessers out as Eagles’ coach, Rohr picks 24 players for Sierra Leone clash

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Victor Osimhen will return to the Super Eagles camp for next month’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone after missing out of this month’s friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia.

Also, midfielder Joseph Ayodele-Aribo, and South Africa based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, were picked by Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr for the clash against the Leone Stars.

Rohr also called up Captain Ahmed Musa, defender William Ekong and midfield enforcer Oghenekaro Etebo.

However, Genk forward, Cyriel Kolawole Dessers, was not invited after being capped in this month’s friendly.

Defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun and Chidozie Awaziem, midfielder Alex Iwobi and forwards Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze and Chidera Ejuke are also called.

Switzerland based goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe will hope to earn his first cap for Nigeria, while defenders Kevin Akpoguma and Zaidu Sanusi, who impressed in the friendlies in Austria, have been handed opportunities to add to their caps.

There are seven players on standby, including defender Abdullahi Shehu, goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, midfielders Ramon Azeez and Samson Tijani, and forward Paul Onuachu.