Jose Peseiro who is the head coach of the Super Eagles, has invited 23 players for this month’s World Cup qualifying fixtures against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.
Africa Today News, New York reports that Peseiro has invited regulars like goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Ola Aina, and midfielders Alex Iwobi and Frank Onyeka.
Also, forwards Moses Simon, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Taiwo Awoniyi made the cut.
Defender Jamilu Collins makes a return to the squad after a long layoff due to injury.
There is also a first-ever call-up for Nathan Tella.
ALL THE INVITED PLAYERS:
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus); Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba FC); Maduka Okoye (Udinese Calcio, Italy).
Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Nottingham Forest, England); Chidozie Awaziem (Boavista FC, Portugal); Bright Osayi-Samuel (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey); Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Calvin Bassey (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (Cardiff FC, Wales).
Midfielders: Raphael Onyedika (Club Brugge, Belgium); Joe Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC, England); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Alex Iwobi (Fulham FC, England).
Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Sadiq Umar (Real Sociedad, Spain); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC, Italy); Nathan Tella (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany); Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest, England); Terem Moffi (OGC Nice, France); Victor Boniface (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany).
Recall that the Super Eagles team of Nigeria, was last month ranked among the top 10 most valuable national teams in the world, Africa Today News, New York reports.
The list includes the Three Lions of England, Argentina, Portugal, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Italy, Brazil and Spain.
Africa Today News, New York recalls that in recent years, the Nigerian football team has had an influx of impeccable young talents, and some of those are currently flying the flag of the country high outside of her shores with consistent blazing performances.
In terms of attacking options alone, the rise in the worth of players like Taiwo Awoniyi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Okoh Boniface and Ballon d’Or nominee – Victor Osimhen, added massively to the value the squad possess.