Super Eagles interim head coach Augustine Eguavoen has released his 28-man Super Eagles squad list for the delayed AFCON 2021
The Super Eagles are drawn in Group D alongside seven-time champions Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, and Sudan, and Eguavoen’s boys will open their campaign against the Pharaohs of Egypt on Tuesday, January 11, while the tournament itself starts January 9 and ends February 6, 2022.
Former Nigeria captain Eguavoen has selected a total of four goalkeepers, nine defenders, five midfielders, and 10 forwards for the camp where the final 23-man list will be named.
UK-based players are scheduled to resume camp in Abuja on Monday, January 3 due to Premier League games still to be played, while all other players are set to arrive camp from December 29.
Here’s the full list of the Super Eagles squad for AFCON 2021
Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); William Troost-Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)
Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Nwakali (SD Huesca, Spain)
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); Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany); Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Shabab Riyadh, Saudi Arabia); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Emmanuel Dennis (Watford FC, England).