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Super Eagles Unveil Squad for 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Jose Peseiro, has announced a 23-man Super Eagles squad for the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

  • Toyosi Afolayan
  • 9th November 2023
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Super Eagles Head Coach, Jose Peseiro, has unveiled a 23-man squad for the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe. The roster includes key players like goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Olaoluwa Aina, midfielders Alex Iwobi and Frank Onyeka, as well as forwards Moses Simon, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Taiwo Awoniyi.


The squad also sees the return of defender Jamilu Collins after injury layoffs, along with first-time call-ups for Bayer Leverkusen forward Nathan Tella. Notable inclusions are striker Sadiq Umar and midfielder Raphael Onyedika.


The Super Eagles will initiate their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign with a match against Lesotho at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, followed by an away clash against Zimbabwe at the Huye Stadium in Butare on Sunday, November 19.



Zimbabwe has chosen the Huye Stadium in Rwanda as its home venue for the qualifiers due to the unmet criteria for hosting FIFA World Cup qualifying games in Zimbabwe.


Here’s the list of invited players:




Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus), Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba FC) and Maduka Okoye (Udinese Calcio, Italy).




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) and Jamilu Collins (Cardiff FC, Wales).




Raphael Onyedika (Club Brugge, Belgium), Joe Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC, England), Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England) and Alex Iwobi (Fulham FC, England).




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) and Victor Boniface (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany).


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