Super Eagles Coach, Peseiro Unveils 25 Players for African Cup of Nations


The list of twenty-five Super Eagles players that will represent the country at next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast has been unveiled.

Coach Jose Peseiro has named three goalkeepers, nine defenders, five midfielders, and eight forwards in his squad as the country targets a fourth title at the tournament.

Captain Ahmed Musa returns to the squad after he was left out of the starting games of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification series, while South Africa-based goalkeeper Stanley Nwabili is picked alongside Francis Uzoho and Olorunleke Ojo.

2009 Under 17 World Cup star Kenneth Omeruo leads the defence line alongside William Ekong, as well as Olaoluwa Aina, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Calvin Bassey, Zaidu Sanusi, Chidozie Awaziem, Bright Osayi-Samuel, and Bruno Onyemaechi.

Wilfred Ndidi is also back in the roost after missing the World Cup qualifying matches against Lesotho and Zimbabwe and will be expected to adequately feed the strike force alongside Alex Iwobi, Raphael Onyedika, Joe Ayodele-Aribo, and Frank Onyeka.

Musa is in the forward line alongside Africa Player of the Year Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Victor Boniface, Sadiq Umar, and Ademola Lookman.

The team is expected to arrive in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan on Wednesday, 10th January ahead of Nigeria’s first game against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, 14th January.

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