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2022 FIFA WCQ: Nigeria Invites Ighalo, 23 Others For Liberia And Cape Verde

2022 FIFA WCQ: Nigeria Invites Ighalo, 23 Others For Liberia And Cape Verde
  • PublishedNovember 2, 2021

Ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde this month, 24 Super Eagles Players have been called up by the Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr.

Top on the list of the invited players is former Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo who was the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations’ top scorer.

Ighalo had earlier announced his retirement from the international game following that AFCON feat in Egypt.

The list was officially released on Monday by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Communications Department.

The invited players and overseas-based members of the technical crew are to report directly to the city of Tangier on Monday, 8th November while technical officials from Nigeria are to report in Tangier the same day.

The full list of the invited Super Eagles 24-man squad for Liberia and Cape Verde are:


Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); 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 Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany)


Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)


Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Shabab Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

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