Super Eagles of Nigeria have unveiled their team for this month’s World Cup qualifiers against Ghana’s Black Stars.
On Friday morning, the Super Eagles announced the squad on their Social Media Accounts.
The first game will take place in Ghana on March 25 while the second leg will take place in Nigeria on March 29.
Ghana will play first, with both legs taking place between March 21 and March 29, with the aggregate winners clinching a place in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
In the other matches, Egypt will face Senegal, Cameroon will face Algeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo will face Morocco, and Mali will face Tunisia.
Only Mali has never qualified for the World Cup, while Cameroon holds the record for the most appearances by an African side, with seven between 1982 and 2014.
Qualification for the World Cup
Nigeria is attempting to qualify for the World Cup for the seventh time, having missed only one of the seven editions since 1994. Ghana’s third and final appearance came in 2014.
Algeria, the defending champions and early exitees, will meet Cameroon, another in-form team led by captain Vincent Aboubakar, who has five goals in three group games.
After going 35 games without losing since last year, Algeria was defeated by Equatorial Guinea before being outplayed by the Ivory Coast, resulting in an embarrassing early departure.
Below is the Super Eagles’ lineup for their match against Ghana:
Goalkeeper: Maduka Okoye, Francis Uzoho, Daniel Akpeyi
Defenders: William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun, Ola Aina, Semi Ajayi, Zaidu Sanusi and Shehu Abdullahi.
Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo, Frank Onyeka, Akinkunmi Amoo.
Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Victor Osimhen, Sadiq Umar, Kelechi Iheanacho, Emmanuel Dennis and Ademola Lookman.
Stand-by: Chidozie Awaziem, Jamilu Collins, Chidera Ejuke, Taiwo Awoniyi, Paul Onuachu, Peter Olayinka and Ogenyi Onazi