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Augustine Eguavoen names Nigeria squad for World Cup play-offs against Ghana Featured

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Nigeria Technical Director, Augustine Eguavoen has announced his provisional squad for the penultimate 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ghana this month.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will be battling out with their sworn-rivals Ghana in the FIFA World Cup final play-off round in March.

 
The most notable inclusion in this list is that of Leicester City winger Ademola Lookman. The bi-national was recently cleared by FIFA to switch international allegiance to the Super Eagles and is now primed to make his debut later this month.
 
Another noteworthy point is the return of Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis. The former Genk man was sensationally absent at January's Africa Cup of nations despite his club releasing fellow Super Eagles player William Troost Ekong, Senegal's Ismaila Sarr and Moroccan defender Adam Masina.
 
Nigeria will round up with the Black Stars of Ghana for a ticket to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the final play-off round this month.
 
The first leg tie of the two-legged fixture between the two West African nations will be played at Cape Coast Sports Stadium on 25th March 2022 and the second leg will be played four days later in Abuja.
 
Below is Nigeria squad for Ghana game
 
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
 
Defenders: Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal)
 
Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford FC, England); Akinkunmi Amoo (FC Copenhagen, Denmark)
 
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Hilal FC, Saudi Arabia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Emmanuel Dennis (Watford FC, England); Ademola Lookman (Leicester City, England)
 
Standby: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Praha, Czech Republic); Ogenyi Onazi (Al-Adalah FC, Saudi Arabia)
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