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Nigeria Vs Ghana: Team List For World Cup Qualifiers 2022 [FULL LIST]

Nigeria Vs Ghana: Team List For World Cup Qualifiers 2022 [F

For the crucial match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Black Stars of Ghana, the countries federation have released the full list of players for the World cup 2022 qualifiers playoffs on Friday.

Technical Adviser Augustine Eguavoen has called up Captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain William Ekong, with injured midfielder Wilfred Ndidi set to miss the two-leg fixture.

Included in the team list are goalkeepers Maduka Okoye and Daniel Akpeyi, defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi and Abdullahi Shehu, midfielders Oghenekaro Etebo and Joseph Ayodele-Aribo, and forwards Victor Osimhen, Odion Ighalo and Samuel Chukwueze. 

Leicester City FC of England forward Ademola Lookman, recently cleared by FIFA to switch international allegiance and former U17 World Cup star Akinkunmi Amoo are officially called for the first time, while defender Calvin Bassey and forward Emmanuel Dennis return to the fold of the three-time African champions. 

The AFCON 2021 forwards Taiwo Awoniyi and Peter Olayinka, defender Chidozie Awaziem and long-time absentee Ogenyi Onazi are in a seven-man standby list. 

The camp opens in Abuja on 21st March, with a 24 –man final list for the two big games to be released at a later date. Nigeria take on Ghana in the 20,000 –capacity Cape Coast Sports Stadium as from 7.30pm on Friday 25th March, with the reverse leg set for the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Tuesday, 29th March as from 6pm. 

The winner over two legs will earn one of Africa’s five tickets to the 22nd FIFA World Cup finals, scheduled for 14th November – 18th December this year in Qatar. 


Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)                                        

Defenders: Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal).

Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford FC, England); Akinkunmi Amoo (FC Copenhagen, Denmark).

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Hilal FC, Saudi Arabia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Emmanuel Dennis (Watford FC, England); Ademola Lookman (Leicester City, England). 

Standby: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Praha, Czech Republic); Ogenyi Onazi (Al-Adalah FC, Saudi Arabia)

Ghana Squad

Goalkeepers: Joseph Wollacott (Swindon Town - England), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (KAS Eupen, Belgium), Lawrence Ati Zigi (St Gallen - Switzerland), Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates - South Africa).

Defenders: Denis Odoi (FC Brugge - Belgium), Andy Yiadom (Reading FC - England), Gideon Mensah (Bordeaux - France), Dennis Korsah (Hearts of Oak - Ghana), Montari Kamaheni (Ashdod FC - Israel), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City - England), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg - France), Abdul Mumin (Vitoria Guimaraes - Portugal).

Midfielders: Iddrisi Baba (RCD Mallorca - Spain), Edmund Addo (FC Sheriff - Moldova), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax - Holland), Elisha Owusu (KAA Gent - Belgium), Thomas Partey (Arsenal - England), Daniel Kofi Kyereh (FC St. Pauli - Germany)

Forwards: Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma - Italy), Christopher Antwi-Adjei (Vfl Bochum - Germany), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace - England), Kwasi Wriedt (Holstein Kiel - Germany), Issahaku Abdul Fatawu (Sporting CP - Portugal), Osman Bukari (FC Nantes - France), Joseph Paintsil (KRC Gent - Belgium) Yaw Yeboah (Columbus Crew - USA)



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