Akpeyi recalled to Nigeria squad


Nigeria have announced their squad for next month's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone.

Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has announced his 24-man squad for the nation's double-header against Sierra Leone on 13 and 17 November.

Kaizer Chiefs star Daniel Akpeyi is the only Africa-based player to have been included in the selection, and will compete for a spot in goal with Maduka Okoye and the uncapped Sebastian Osigwe.

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In defence, the likes of William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun have been called up, behind a midfield that includes Rangers ace Joe Aribo, who missed the team's past two matches against Algeria and Tunisia.

Star striker Victor Osimhen has also returned and features alongside a strong attacking line-up that includes Ahmed Musa, Samuel Chukwueze, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho, among others.

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Here is the full Nigeria squad to face Sierra Leone:

GK: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam); Sebastian Osigwe (Lugano)

DEF: Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers); Chidozie Awaziem (Boavista); William Troost-Ekong (Watford); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham); Jamilu Collins (Paderborn); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto); Kevin Akpoguma (Hoffenheim)

MID: Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasaray); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente); Frank Onyeka (FC Midtjylland); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers)

FW: Ahmed Musa (unattached); Alex Iwobi (Everton); Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure (Club Brugge); Moses Simon (FC Nantes); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal); Victor Osimhen (Napoli); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow)

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