Musa, Ekong lead Super Eagles’ 2023 AFCON Squad


Super Eagles head Coach, Jose Peseiro picked a team of 25 players for the Africa Cup of Nations title in Cote D’Ivoire.

Peseiro settled for the usual suspects in a roster that has three goalkeepers, nine defenders, five midfielders and eight forwards.


Captain Ahmed Musa returns to the squad after he was left out of the starting games to the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification series, while South Africa-based goalkeeper Stanley Nwabili is picked alongside Francis Uzoho and Olorunleke Ojo.

William Troost-Ekong also returned to the squad, joining Kenneth Omeruo well as Olaoluwa Aina, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Calvin Bassey, Zaidu Sanusi, Chidozie Awaziem, Bright Osayi-Samuel and Bruno Onyemaechi.

All the 25 players will depart from their different bases on Tuesday, 2nd January to fly into Abu Dhabi for a one-week training camp that will last until Tuesday, 9th January.

The team will fly back to Lagos on Tuesday 9th January, and then fly into the Ivorian capital, Abidjan on Wednesday, 10th January.

Nigeria, in its quest for a fourth continental title, will take on Equatorial Guinea (14th January) in their first match of Group A, before further clashes with host nation Cote d’Ivoire (18th January) and Guinea Bissau (22nd January).


Goalkeepers: Stanley Nwabili (Chippa United); Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC); Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba FC)​

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Nottingham Forest); Chidozie Awaziem (Boavista FC); Bright Osayi-Samuel (Fenerbahce FC); William Troost-Ekong (PAOK Salonika); Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion); Calvin Bassey (Fulham FC); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto)

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City); Raphael Onyedika (Club Brugge); Joe Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC); Alex Iwobi (Fulham FC)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Sivasspor); Victor Osimhen (Napoli SC); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City); Sadiq Umar (Real Sociedad); Moses Simon (FC Nantes); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC); Samuel Chukwueze (AC Milan); Victor Boniface (Bayer Leverkusen)

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