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Nwakali, Dessers and Moffi Miss Out on Nigeria's Afcon Squad


The NFF unveiled Jose Peseiro's final list of twenty-five players heading to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations,


England based Ola Aina, Alex Iwobi , Semi Ajayi make the cut.


Kenneth Omeruo and Ahmed Musa from the 2013 Afcon conquering squad have another opportunity at Gold in Ivory Coast.


The aforementioned players were in the Super Eagles team that topped their group at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, only to suffer a shock 1-0 loss to Tunisia in the round of 16.


The likes of Tyrone Ebuehi and Kelechi Nwakali from the last Afcon miss out.


The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations sees the Super Eagles in Group A, alongside the host nation Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau., with the top two countries and four best ranked third-placed teams qualifying for the knockout stages.


Nigeria will open group play at the 2023 AFCON against Equatorial Guinea at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Abidjan (Jan. 14), followed by a meeting with hosts Ivory Coast (Jan. 18) and conclude with a game against Guinea Bissau at the iconic Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan on January 22.


Nigeria's 25-man AFCON squad


Goalkeepers: Stanley Nwabili (Chippa United, South Africa); Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus); Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba FC)

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Nottingham Forest, England); Chidozie Awaziem (Boavista FC, Portugal); Bright Osayi-Samuel (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey); William Troost-Ekong (PAOK Salonika, Greece); Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Calvin Bassey (Fulham FC, England); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal)

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Raphael Onyedika (Club Brugge, Belgium); Joe Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC, England); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Alex Iwobi (Fulham FC, England)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Sivasspor K, Turkey); Victor Osimhen (Napoli SC, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Sadiq Umar (Real Sociedad, Spain); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC, Italy); Samuel Chukwueze (AC Milan, Italy); Victor Boniface (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany)

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