• Sat. May 18th, 2024

WCQ: Peseiro calls up 23 for Zimbabwe and Lesotho, ignores Dele Bashiru, Torunarigha






Super Eagles coach, Jose Santos Peseiro, has called up 23 players, dropping Fisayo Dele Bashiru and Jordan Torunarigha for this month’s crucial 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Lesotho and Zimbabwe, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.

The 23-man-squad sees the return of Jamilu Collins following a lengthy injury lay-off. Also, Bayer Leverkusen’s Nathan Tella received his first-ever call-up. Sadiq Umar, based in Spain, makes a comeback to the squad after an extended absence die to injury.

The Super Eagles will begin their campaign against the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on Thursday, November 15th and then fly to Rwanda for a clash with the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Huye Stadium in Butare on Sunday, 19th November


SQUAD IN FULL

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus); Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba FC); Maduka Okoye (Udinese Calcio, Italy).

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Nottingham Forest, England); Chidozie Awaziem (Boavista FC, Portugal); Bright Osayi-Samuel (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey); Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Calvin Bassey (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (Cardiff FC, Wales).

Midfielders: Raphael Onyedika (Club Brugge, Belgium); Joe Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC, England); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Alex Iwobi (Fulham FC, England).

Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Sadiq Umar (Real Sociedad, Spain); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC, Italy); Nathan Tella (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany); Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest, England); Terem Moffi (OGC Nice, France); Victor Boniface (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany).

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