Qatar 2022: Etebo Returns As Eguavoen Releases 32 Man Provisional List, Lookman, Amoo Get First Time Call Up

Qatar 2022: Etebo Returns As Eguavoen Releases 32 Man Provisional List, Lookman, Amoo Get First Time Call Up

England based Super Eagles midfield maestro Etebo Oghenekaro Peter is back to the National team after a layoff necessitated by injury.

The Watford man missed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations due to an injury he sustained while on club duty.

The former Warri Wolves attacking midfielder played every minute, as the Super Eagles finished third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and will be looking forward to settling quickly after months away from the National team.

Meanwhile, Leicester City attacker Lookman Ademola who recently switched allegiance from England to Nigeria has also earned a maiden call up alongside former Junior International Akinkunmi Amoo who has dazzled excellently at club level.

The regular suspects in goal, Daniel Akpeyi, Maduka Okoye and Francis Odinaka Uzoho have also been invited.

2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner, Ogenyi Onazi is a surprise inclusion in the standby list that has Taiwo Awoniyi, Chidozie Awaziem, Peter Olayinka and three others.

The camp opens in Abuja on 21st March, with a 24 –man final list for the two big games to be released at a later date.

Nigeria take on Ghana in the 20,000 –capacity Cape Coast Sports Stadium as from 7.30pm on Friday 25th March, with the reverse leg set for the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Tuesday, 29th March as from 6pm. The winner over two legs will earn one of Africa’s five tickets to the 22nd FIFA World Cup finals, scheduled for 14th November – 18th December this year in Qatar.

FULL SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Defenders: Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal)

Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford FC, England); Akinkunmi Amoo (FC Copenhagen, Denmark)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Hilal FC, Saudi Arabia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Emmanuel Dennis (Watford FC, England); Ademola Lookman (Leicester City, England)

Standby: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Praha, Czech Republic); Ogenyi Onazi (Al-Adalah FC, Saudi Arabia)

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