Nigeria vs Ghana World Cup Qualifiers
The Super Eagles will take on the Black Stars at the 20,000–capacity Cape Coast Sports Stadium on March 25, and the second leg will take place on March 29 in A
The winners from the two play-off games will earn one of Africa’s five tickets to the World Cup finals in Qatar from November 21 to December 18.
In the list released on his Instagram page, the Super Eagles named 24 players that would avail themselves at training camp opens in Abuja on March 21.
Leicester City forward, Ademola Lookman, who recently switched his allegiance from England to Nigeria, was included in the provisional squad along with Calvin Bassey of Scottish champions Rangers and FC Copenhagen youngster Akinkunmi Amoo.
The enlarged squad also includes Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, Watford forward Emmanuel Dennis and striker Odion Ighalo, who were blocked by their clubs from featuring at the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.
Below are Nigeria’s squad to face Ghana:
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia/CYP), Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs/RSA), Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam/NED)
Defenders: Semi Ajayi (West Brom/ENG), Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes/ESP), Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers/SCO), William Ekong (Watford/ENG), Ola Aina (Torino/ITA), Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers/SCO), Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia/CYP), Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto/POR)
Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford/ENG), Joe Aribo (Glasgow Rangers/SCO), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City/ENG), Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford/ENG), Akinkunmi Amoo (FC Copenhagen/DEN)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk/TUR), Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal/ESP), Victor Osimhen (Napoli/ITA), Moses Simon (Nantes/FRA), Sadiq Umar (Almeria/ESP), Odion Ighalo (Al-Hilal/KSA), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City/ENG), Emmanuel Dennis (Watford/ENG), Ademola Lookman (Leicester City/ENG)
Standby: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor/TUR), Jamilu Collins (Paderborn/GER), Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow/RUS), Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin/GER), Paul Onuachu (Genk/BEL), Peter Olayinka (Slavia Prague/CZE), Ogenyi Onazi (Al-Adalah/KSA)
KanyiDaily recalls that Ghanaian Member of Parliament, Patrick Boamah had urged the Black Stars to withdraw from the world cup qualifiers against the Super Eagles of Nigeria and focus on building the team for long-term success.