The head coach of the Nigeria senior national football team, Gernot Rohr has released the list of players to face Sierra Leone in the double header fixtures of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers in March.
Super Eagles leading group L after winning their first two games against Benin Republic and Lesotho will take on Sierra Leone on Friday March 27th at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba before heading to Free Town for the returns fixtures days later.
Kelechi Iheanacho returns back to the Super Eagles squad after he was dropped from the Eagles list due to lack of playing time in his club, Oghenekaro Etebo also make list after missing the first two games of the qualifiers.
Cyriel Desser will be having his first call up to the Super Eagles squad after scoring 29 goals for his club in all competition this season.
Nigeria squad to face Sierra leon for AFCON 2021
Goalkeepers: Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Düsseldorf II), Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs) and Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC)
Defenders: William Troost-Ekong (Udinese), Chidozie Awaziem (Leganes), Jamilu Collins (Paderborn), Ola Aina (Torino), Semi Ajayi (West Brom), Shehu Abdullahi (Bursaspor) and Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes).
Midfielders: Joe Aribo (Rangers), Oghenekaro Etebo (Getafe), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City), Alex Iwobi (Everton) and Ramon Azeez (Granada)
Attackers: Victor Osimhen (OSC Lille), Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal), Cyriel Dessers (Heracles Almelo), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City), Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge), Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr), Ebere Paul Onuachu (Genk), and Moses Simon (Nantes)