Napoli star Victor Osimhen and Rangers’ Joe Aribo return as Gernot Rohr leaves out Paul Onuachu from AFCON qualifiers double header


Gernot Rohr has selected a 24-man squad for Nigeria’s upcoming Africa Cup of Nations, back-to-back games against Sierra Leone.
Napoli new signing Victor Osimhen is back in the team after missing the friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia due to travel restrictions in Capania, where Napoli are based.
Joe Aribo, Daniel Akpeyi and Oghenekaro Etebo, who were all left out of the Algeria and Tunisia games because of injuries, also return to the team.
Club Brugge winger Emmanuel Dennis earns his first call-up in over a year.
All but seven of those who were in the squad for the test games against the north African countries this month have been called up for the games against the Leone Stars.
Samuel Kalu has been omitted due to injury, while Genk stars Paul Onuachu and Cyriel Dessers have been overlooked by Rohr.
The German gaffer has also left out goalkeepers Dele Alampasu and Matthew Yakubu, as well as Mikel Agu and Samson Tijani, who were all in Nigeria’s squad for this month’s friendlies in Austria.
Nigeria lead Group L with six points — three points clear of second-placed Benin — following wins against Benin and Lesotho.
The three-time AFCON champions will host Sierra Leone in Benin City on November 13 before traveling to Freetown for the reverse fixture four days later.
 
Full Squad
Goalkeepers
Daniel Akpeyi
Maduka Okoye
Sebastian Osigwe
Defenders
Leon Balogun
William Troost-Ekong
Kenneth Omeruo
Chidozie Awaziem
Semi Ajayi
Kevin Akpoguma
Ola Aina
Jamilu Collins
Zaidu Sanusi
Tyronne Ebuehi
Midfielders
Joe Aribo
Oghenekaro Etebo
Ogochukwu Onyeka
Forwards
Ahmed Musa
Victor Osimhen
Moses Simon
Chidera Ejuke
Emmanuel Dennis
Samuel Chukwueze
Alex Iwobi
Kelechi Iheanacho

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