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Nigeria has recalled Victor Osimhen for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

Victor Osimhen Napoli

After missing out on a recent US tour, Nigeria has recalled Napoli attacker Victor Osimhen for 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone and Sao Tome & Principe.

The 23-year-old striker, Victor Osimhen is one of several players who did not play in the Super Eagles’ pre-World Cup friendly matches in the United States but have been called up for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Ahmed Musa, Leon Balogun, Zaidu Sanusi, goalkeeper Adebayo Adeleye, Sadiq Umar, and Shehu Abdullahi are among the others.

Only goalkeeper Adewale Adeyinka of Akwa United and defender Sani Faisal of Katsina made the final cut after being part of the squad for the friendly matches against Mexico and Ecuador in the United States.

Nigeria will host Sierra Leone in Abuja on June 9 before traveling to Morocco on June 14 to face Sao Tome and Principe in another Group A tie.

Read List of Squad inline to play against Sierra Leone and Sao Tome & Principe as supplied by Source below:

Goalkeepers : Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia/CYPRUS), Adewale Adeyinka (Akwa United/NIGERIA), Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem/ISRAEL)

Defenders : Olaoluwa Aina (Torino/ITALIA), William Ekong (Watford/ENGLAND), Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia/CYPRUS), Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto/PORTUGAL), Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor/TURKIYE), Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion/ENGLAND), Calvin Bassey (Rangers/SCOTLAND), Sani Faisal (Katsina United/NIGERIA), Leon Balogun (Rangers/SCOTLAND), Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes/ESPANA)

Midfielders : Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Rangers/SCOTLAND), Alex Iwobi (Everton/ENGLAND), Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford/ENGLAND), Innocent Bonke (FC Lorient/FRANCE), Frank Onyeka (Brentford/ENGLAND)

Forwards : Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk/TURKIYE), Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal/ESPANA), Moses Simon (FC Nantes/FRANCE), Victor Osimhen (Napoli/ITALIA), Cyriel Dessers (Genk/BELGIUM), Ademola Lookman (Leicester City/ENGLAND), Sadiq Umar (Almeria/ESPANA), Terem Moffi (Lorient/FRANCE)

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