World Football

Nigeria announce squad for October International break

Aditya ChauhanAditya Chauhan

October 6 2023
Nigeria October international break

The Super Eagles will play two friendly matches

Nigeria have announced the squad for the two upcoming friendlies scheduled to be played during the October international break.

They face Saudi Arabia in the first friendly on the 13th at the Estadio Municipal de Portimao in Portugal. The second friendly will also be played against Mozambique at Estadio Municipal de Albufeira in Portugal.

Nigeria secured their berth in the AFCON 2023 in September after winning both qualification matches. A thrilling 3-2 win over Sierra Leone was followed by a dominating 6-0 win over Sao Tome.

All the goalscorers from the qualification campaign have made it to the 25-man squad for the October friendlies. Napoli’s Victor Osimhen has 20 goals in 20 international caps for the Super Eagles. He has a chance to add more goals to his international tally.

Nigeria have a group of star-studded forwards in the squad. Bayer Leverkusen’s Victor Boniface is one of the most in-form players in the current squad. He made his debut for Nigeria in September and registered his first assist for the national team. Watford’s Fisale Dele Bashiru gets his first international call.

Both matches will prepare Nigeria for the upcoming tournament.

Nigeria squad for October international break

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Omonoia), Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem), Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba FC)

Defenders: Bright Osayi Samuel (Fenerbache), Jordan Torunarigha (K.A.A Gent), Ola Aina (Nottingham Forest), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasımpaşa S.K.), Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista F.C.), Semi Ajeyi (West Brom), Calvin Bassey (Fulham), Jamilu Collins (Cardiff City FC)

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City FC), Raphael Onyedika (Club Brugge), Frank Onyeaka (Brentford), Joe Aribo (Southampton), Alex Iwobi (Fulham), Fisale Dele Bashiru (Watford)

Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City), Samuel Chukwueze (AC Milan), Moses Simon (FC Nantes), Ademola Lookman (Atalanta), Victor Osimhen (Napoli), Victor Boniface (Bayer Leverkusen), Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest), Terem Moffi (OGC Nice)

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