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Soccer News of Thursday, 16 March 2023


Jose Peseiro names 23-man squad for Guinea-Bissau double-header

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Head Coach of Nigeria's Super Eagles Jose Peseiro has named his 23-man squad ahead of the Nations Cup double-header clash against Guinea Bissau.

The Super Eagles will take on the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Friday, March 24 before jetting out for the return fixture at the Estadio 24 de Setembro in Bissau on Monda, March 27.

The likes of Napoli's Victor Osimhen, Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi and Porto's Zaidu Sanusi and Southampton's Paul Onuachu all make their return to the national team.

The in-form Osimhen last featured for the Super Eagles in their 10-0 mauling of Sao Tome and Principe nine months ago in a game he notched 4 goals.

Ndidi has not featured for Nigeria under new manager gaffer Jose Peseiro. His last appearance came more than a year ago at the 2021 Nations Cup.

The new invitees to the team are Skipper of the Flying Eagles who clinched bronze at the recently concluded U-20 Nations Cup, Daniel Bameyi alongside goalkeeper Chijioke Aniagboso.

Rivers United's in-form shot-stopper Victor Sochima has also been invited to the Super Eagles.

Check out the full squad below:


Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Victor Sochima (Rivers United); Kingsley Aniagboso (Giant Brillars).


Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Bright Osayi-Samuel (Fenerbahce SK, Turkey); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Calvin Bassey (FC Ajax, The Netherlands); Daniel Bameyi (YumYum FC); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal)

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Joe Aribo (Southampton, England)


Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Ahmed Musa (Sivasspor K, Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal CF, Spain); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta BC, Italy); Terem Moffi (OGC Nice, France); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Paul Onuachu (Southampton FC, England)