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2023 AFCON Qualifier: All Invited Players Arrives Super Eagles camp



All invited players (22) are now in the Super Eagles camp in Uyo ahead of their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sao Tome and Principe.

After early birds of Gifts Orban, Jordan Torunarigha, Boniface Victor,Tyrone Ebuehi, goalkeepers Adeleye Adebayo and Francis Uzoho, Bruno Onyemaechi, other players flew in at the time of this report to bring the total number to (22) with everyone in camp.

The rest of the players who arrived today were received at the airport by members of the Nigeria Football Federation protocol department.

The Super Eagles will hold their first training session this evening at the practice pitch of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, on Sunday

Nigeria have already qualified for the tournament which will be hosted in Ivory Coast having secured 12 points after five games. However, they could finish second in the group if they fail to beat Sao Tome, and Guinea Bissau defeat Sierra Leone in their final fixture….

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Nigeria Vs Sao Tome: Super Eagles Predicted XI



Ahead of Sunday’s AFCON Qualifiers fixture against Sao Tome and Principe, Nigerian Journalist, Nwosu CHIGOZIE (Chygoz) lists the likely line-up Jose Peseiro could consider.

As it stands, Jose Peseiro will tackle the fixture with a stars studded team following the availablity of all invited players.

With less than 24 hours to the fixture, Nigerian journalist, Nwosu CHIGOZIE (Chygoz) predicts the likely XI the West Africans could start.

Francis Uzoho (Goalkeeper)

With his return back to the team Francis Uzoho, is expected to be trusted in goal against the Sao Tome and Principe side as he ranks as the team first choice for Coach Jose Peseiro.

Troost Ekong (Centre-back)

Ekong who has been in decent form in his new Greek clubside , is expected to marshal the Super Eagles’ backline ranking as one of the experienced defender in the team.

Jordan Torunarigha (Centre-back)

The KAA Gent defender might be handed a debut for the Nigeria Super Eagles team in his first call-up.

The hard tackling defender might likely be paired alongside Skipper Troost Ekong.

Bruno Onyemaechi (Left-back)

The Boavista man is one of the most consistent Super Eagles players abroad. With Zaidu Sanusi absence, the Portuguese based lad is most likely to be thrown in and preferred ahead of Jamilu Collins.

Frank Onyeka (Central midfield)

Ndidi back to the fold makes him number one candidate in the defensive midfield role as he is expected to start ahead of Frank Onyeka and Raphael Onyedika.

Joe Aribo (Central midfield)

The Southampton man has surely cemented his place in the Super Eagles lineup as he is the most favourite to play in the offensive role.

Moses Simon (Right winger)

The Nantes winger will as usual be deployed to play from the Right wing position as he adds spark and bite to the team frontline.

Samuel Chukwueze (Left Winger)

The AC Milan is the most preferable to play from thee left wing for the team as well trouble the Sao Tome and Principe backline with his bag of tricks.

Victor Osimhen (Centre-forward)

The in-form frontman is likely to spearhead the Super Eagles frontline.

Boniface Victor (Centre-forward)

The In-Form Bayern 04 Leverkusen Fußball striker is tipped to partner, Victor Osimhen in the attack as Football enthusiasts are clamouring for the duo pairing.

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Reward For Hardwork; Boniface Victor Gets First Super Eagles Call-up, For AFCON Qualifiers Vs Sao Tome



Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has called up Bayern 04 Leverkusen Striker, Boniface Victor for his first international assignment as well as KAA Gent striker, Orban Gift for Super Eagles world cup qualifiers fixture against Sao Tome and Principe in Nigeria

Striker Orban, 22, joined Bayern 04 Leverkusen season has been in impressive form for the Belgian champions both domestically and in the UEFA Europa League while Orban has had a brilliant start to the Belgian League season with KAA Gent

Peseiro has also called up many regular faces in the 25-man squad announced today, led by captain Ahmed Musa and including vice-captain William Troost-Ekong, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon and Samuel Chukwueze.

Leicester City defender Wilfred Ndidi returns with KAA Gent defender Jordan Torunarigha all listed for the first time

Also in the squad are goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, defenders Tyrone Ebuehu, Jamilu Collins and Calvin Bassey, as well as forwards Taiwo Awoniyi and Lookman

The friendly will be played at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on 10th September as all invited players are invited from Sunday evening as the camp opens in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on 4th September.


Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus); Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba FC); Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel)

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Nottingham Forest, England); Tyronne Ebuehi (Empoli FC, Italy); Jordan Torunarigha (KAA Gent, Belgium); William Ekong (PAOK FC, Greece); Semi Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Calvin Bassey (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (Cardiff FC, Wales); Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal)

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Raphael Onyedika (Club Brugge, Belgium); Joe Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC, England); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England)

Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Chukwueze (AC Milan, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC, Italy); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest, England); Gift Orban (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Boniface (Bayern Leverkusen, Germany)

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Nigeria Vs São Tomé: 4 In-Form Nigerian Stars Who Can Add Value To Super Eagles Team



Blessed with crop of talented players scattered all over European and Scandinavian leagues, the Nigeria Super Eagles if harness all Nigerian players can be a huge force in Africa and the world.

In the new season in almost European and Scandinavian leagues, Nigerian players has continued to make huge statements with their current form which signals their maturity and readiness to be incorporated into the Super Eagles fold.

Billed to face São Tomé and Príncipe next month (10) in a world cup qualifiers series, here are (6) Nigerian In-Form Nigerian Stars who should earn a call-up for the big game next month.

1. Victor Boniface (Bayern 04 Leverkusen, Germany)

Unarguably one of the hottest Nigerian prospect in Europe. Within a season, the form Bodo/Glimt striker has had a rapid growth joining Belgian side, Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in 2022, after an outstanding season, he earned a move to German Bundesliga giants, Bayern 04 Leverkusen.

The Nigerian forward has continued to prove the ‘hype’ around him as he has gradually carving a niche for himself in his new home from earning a starting place immediately to firing a brace to record a (2) goals and an assist.

Boniface Unarguably deserves a place in the Super Eagles team as his unique style of play will add quality and spark to the Eagles Frontline.

2. Gift Orban (Gent, Belgium)

Just like Victor Boniface, Orban is a new wonder-kid in the block whose career took a swift shift in paradigm since joining Belgian topflight league side, KAA Gent from Norwegian side, Stabek.

The goal manic burst into limelight as he fired a hattick within (3) minutes of play in the Europa League and went ahead to net (3) hattrick on different occasions for KAA Gent.

Orban in the new season has continued to show his exploits last season weren’t no flukes as he has already scored (6) goals in all competition this season.

A natural goal poacher, Orban ability to score from any angle is one outstanding quality needed in the Nigeria Super Eagle’s team. Probably be used as a ‘Joker’ Orban can actually be used to kill off games when tough.

3. Igoh Ogbu (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic)

With many clean-sheet under his belt, the former Nigeria Under-20 Star has continued to show class since joing Czech Republic based side, Slavia Prague from Norwegian based teaam, Lillestrøm Sportsklubb.

Arriving at the SK Slavia Prague and walking into the starting XI speaks volume how much of a talent he is.

The ball playing and Rock-solid defender came into the SK Slavia Prague team and calmed the storm in the team backline, Igoh in his first season was handful for SK Slavia Prague as his marshalled the team backline to win the prestigious Czech Republic MOL Cup.

With a handful of current Nigeria Super Eagles defenders in their 30’s, Igoh youthfulness is one quality that would help rebuild the Nigeria National team defensive issues.

His pace, ball recovery and agility will add a big value to the Nigeria Super Eagle’s team as he can be easily paired along any of the Nigeria Super Eagles experienced defenders.

4. Akor Adams (Montpellier Hérault SC, France)

Coming from the Norwegian league and hitting the ground running in the French Ligue 1 clearly shows his goal scoring party in the colours of Lillestrom over the years is no fluke.

With (2) goals on his debut and in the league, Akor is a goal machine that will unarguably be a good back-up for the strikers in the Eagles team.

Akor’s clinical goal scoring prowess is one quality that would make the Super Eagles team front line formidable as any substitution on games will never reduce the team fire upfront but make it more dangerous.

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