Kelechi Iheanacho Joins the Nigerian Squad Ahead of AFCON

By Prince Ubaha 3 Min Read

The famous Nigerian football talent; Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City club in England as joined the super eagles squad ahead of the anticipated Africa Cup of Nations.

His arrival has made the squad number to increase from 22 to 23 and more players are also expected to join within the week. These anticipated players are Odion Jude Ighalo who is currently playing for Al-Shabab Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Jamilu Collins is currently playing for SC Padeborn 07 in Germany.

Joseph Ayodele-Aribo who is currently playing for Glasgow Rangers in Scotland.
Tyrone Ebuehi who is currently playing for
Venezia FC in Italy. And Samuel Chukwueze who is currently playing for Villarreal FC of Spain.

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Meanwhile, many Super Eagles players are already in Camp and they listed below;

Attackers – Peter Olayinka;
Football Club: SK Slavia Praha, Czech Republic

Ahmed Musa;
Football Club: Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey
Alex Iwobi;
Football Club: Everton, England

Henry Onyekuru;
Football Club: Olympiacos, Greece)

Taiwo Awoniyi;
Football Club: Union Berlin, Germany

Kelechi Iheanacho;
Football Club: Leicester City, England

Sadiq Umar;
Football Club: UD Almeria, Spain

Moses Simon;
Football Club: FC Nantes, France

Midfielders – Kelechi Nwakali;
Football Club: SD Huesca, Spain

Frank Onyeka;
Football Club: Brentford FC, England

Chidera Ejuke;
Football Club: CSKA Moscow, Russia

Wilfred Ndidi;
Football Club: Leicester City, England

Defenders – Olisa Ndah;
Football Club: Orlando Pirates, South Africa

Chidozie Awaziem;
Football Club: Alanyaspor FC, Turkey

Zaidu Sanusi;
Football Club: Porto, Portugal

William Ekong;
Football Club: Watford ;FC, England

Kenneth Omeruo;
Football Club: CD Leganes, Spain

Olaoluwa Aina;
Football Club: Torino, Italy

Oluwasemilogo Ajayi;
Football Club: West Bromwich Albion, England

Goal Keepers – Maduka Okoye;
Football Club: Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands

Francis Uzoho;
Football Club: AC Omonia, Cyprus

Daniel Akpeyi;
Football Club: Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa

John Noble;
Football Club: Enyimba, Nigeria

The above-mentioned squad members are currently in camp and training ahead of AFCON 2022. The African football tournament will kick-off on Sunday, January 9 and a total of 16 nations are to compete for the crown.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were drawn to Group D; which also compromises of Guinea-Bissau, Sudan, and Egypt. Moreover, the African Giant recently sacked their German manager Gernot Rohr after a series of meetings and consultations.

Jose Peseiro was appointed as the new manager and his first task is to lead Nigeria to the AFCON trophy which they won last in 2013.

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