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Nigeria’s Afcon 2021 squad confirmed: Eguavoen names Napoli’s Osimhen and Everton’s Iwobi

 The Italy-based striker headlines a strong Super Eagles’ squad that will travel to Cameroon in January

Coach Augustine Eguavoen has announced his final 28-man Nigeria squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations with prominent inclusions like Victor Osimhen, Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi.

Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze, captain Ahmed Musa and the duo of Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong made the cut alongside Francis Uzoho as well as Torino’s Ola Aina.

Kelechi Nwakali, Spain-based Sadiq Umar and Orlando Pirates’ Olisa Ndah are surprise inclusions, while Eguavoen opted just for one local-based professional – John Noble – who represents two-time African kings Enyimba.

The West African are making their 19th appearance at the biennial African showpiece since making their debut in Ghana 1963 – where they crashed out in the group stage.

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