Reports monitored by Afrofooty indicate that former Holland youth International right back Kingsley Ehizibue has been handed a maiden invitation to the Super Eagles squad ahead of March qualifiers against Sierra Leone. Others called up include regulars like Daniel Akpeyi, Chidozie Awaziem, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi and Victor Osimhen. There are recalls for in-form Iheanacho and Wigan's Balogun whilst as widely anticipated, Cyriel Dessers is included. The likes of Sadiq Umar, Josh Maja and Mikel Agu miss out. Nigeria will face Sierra Leone on 27 March at home with the reverse fixture to be played on the 31st of the same month.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles are currently topping Group L in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers with six points after two games.
Super Eagles squad for Sierra Leone Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany) Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Wigan Athletic, England); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Kingsley Ehizibue (FC Koln, Germany) Midfielders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Etebo Oghenekaro (Getafe FC, Spain); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain) Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Cyril Dessers (Heracles Almelo, The Netherlands); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France)