Jose Peseiro, the coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, has finalized the squad for the upcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire. The highly anticipated tournament is scheduled to run from January 13th to February 11th, 2024.
Leading the roster are esteemed players such as Victor Osimhen from Napoli and Kelechi Iheanacho from Leicester City. Among the selected 25 players, notable names include Wilfred Ndidi, Ahmed Musa, and emerging talents like Samuel Chukwueze and Ademola Lookman.
The squad boasts a blend of experience and youthful vigor, with goalkeepers Francis Uzoho, Stanley Nwabili, and Olorunleke Ojo forming the defensive backbone. Defenders like William Troost-Ekong, Olaoluwa Aina, and Kenneth Omeruo are set to fortify the team’s defensive prowess.
The midfield will be marshaled by the likes of Ndidi, Joe Ayodele-Aribo, Frank Onyeka, and Alex Iwobi, promising a versatile and dynamic gameplay. Spearheading the attack are Osimhen, Iheanacho, Sadiq Umar, and Moses Simon, offering a potent offensive threat.
The comprehensive lineup brings together players from various clubs across Europe and Africa, reflecting Nigeria’s rich footballing talent pool. The Super Eagles, under Peseiro’s guidance, aim to clinch glory in the upcoming AFCON tournament.