Nigeria vs Lesotho, Benin Super Eagles full squad for 2021 AFCON QualifiersMarch 24, 2021
The Super Eagles of Nigeria full squad was announced earlier this month as the senior national team players prepare for an all-important AFCON 2021 Qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.
In the list of invited players, Rohr made new additions with Paul Onuachu, who currently one of Nigeria’s best players in Europe at the moment followed by Kelechi Iheanacho.
The journey so far after matchday four as the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers draws to a close
Benin Republic – 1st leg
Nigeria started on a brighter note, defeating the Benin Republic on home soil at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.
As if it would be another disappointing one for the country, referring to those times Nigeria were stopped from qualifying by South Africa and Guinea.
But it took Victor Osimhen’s brilliant spot-kick to make the difference on the day before Samuel Kalu screamer has full points to the eagles.
Lesotho – 1st leg
Everyone gave it to the super eagles, who did not fail to deliver on the road, beating the Lesotho national team by four goals, even though two goals were conceded in the process.
The brilliance of Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukewze and two goals from Victor Osimhen was more than enough for the three points.
Sierra Leone – 1st and second legs
It was unimaginable as the Super Eagles allowed four goals to lie in the mud, even as Lesotho came from behind to snatch a draw off the Nigerian side.
The draw on home soil would have served as a lesson for the players, even though it was not about underrating the West African side.
In the second leg, Leone forced out a draw to dent Super Eagles early qualification hopes for 2021 AFCON.
After the game, players from the Nigerian side had complained about the deplorable state of the pitch in Sierra Leone. But that did not cancel the fact that the West Africans were also a good side.
Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Sebastian Osigwe (FC Lugano, Switzerland); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands).
Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Zaidi Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Germany).
Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasaray, Turkey); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, Netherlands); Frank Onyeka (FC Midtjylland, Denmark); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland).
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Unattached); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure (Club Brugge, Belgium); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia).
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Lesotho – 2nd
Although it was a comfortable win on the road, the lesson learnt in the Sierra Leone clash would serve as a guide for Rohr and his boys.
Hopefully, Iheanacho, Samuel Chukewze, Paul Onuachu would turn up for the Eagles in the remaining two games.
Benin – 2nd leg
Currently sitting at the top of AFCON Qualifiers 2021 Group L, the super eagles must defeat Benin to retain the top spot and boost their chances of qualification.