Lugano’s Osigwe gets maiden Nigeria call up as Osimhen and Aribo return for Sierra Leone

Lugano’s Osigwe gets maiden Nigeria call up as Osimhen and Aribo return for Sierra Leone
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Lugano’s Osigwe gets maiden Nigeria call up as Osimhen and Aribo return for Sierra Leone

Lugano’s Osigwe will get maiden Nigeria name up as Osimhen and Aribo return for Sierra Leone

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Gernot Rohr has drafted the Swiss primarily based goalkeeper into his squad forward of subsequent month’s double-header qualifiers towards the Leone Stars

Sebastian Osigwe has been handed his maiden Nigeria name up forward of November’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with Sierra Leone, whereas Victor Osimhen and Joe Aribo return to the squad.

The Switzerland-born goalkeeper final represented the nation at U20 stage the place he was a part of John Obuh’s crew to the 2013 Toulon event. Nevertheless, he didn’t make the Flying Eagles’ reduce to the U20 World Cup in Turkey.

Within the 2020-21 Swiss Tremendous League marketing campaign, the 26-year-old has featured 4 instances for Lugano, conceding six targets within the course of. Nonetheless, he could be hoping to beat Daniel Akpeyi and Maduka Okoye to earn his maiden cap.

Elsewhere, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Rangers’ Joe Aribo are again to the crew having missed final week’s sport towards Algeria and Tunisia. They be part of common alternatives Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong and Alex Iwobi within the 24-team squad.

APOEL goalkeeper Francis Uzoho headlines the seven gamers positioned on standby. Others are Abdullahi Shehu, Ramon Azeez, Samson Tijani, Paul Onuachu, Kelechi Nwakali and Ikechukwu Ezenwa.

The Tremendous Eagles tackle the Leone Stars on the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin Metropolis on November 13 earlier than heading to Freetown for the return leg 4 days later.

With six factors from two video games, Nigeria lead Group L with six factors and victory in each video games will guarantee the three-time Africa champions a spot on the 2022 Afcon in Cameroon.


Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Sebastian Osigwe (FC Lugano, Switzerland); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Germany)

Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasaray, Turkey); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, Netherlands); Frank Onyeka (FC Midtjylland, Denmark); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Unattached); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure (Membership Brugge, Belgium); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester Metropolis, England); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)

Standby: Francis Uzoho (APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus); Samson Tijani (TSV Hartberg, Austria); Abdullahi Shehu (Omonia Nicosia, Cyprus); Ramon Azeez (Granada CF, Spain); Kelechi Nwakali (SD Huesca, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium)

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