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2023 AFCON qualifier: Super Eagles’ squad to face Sierra Leone confirmed



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The head coach of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro, has named a 23-man squad ahead of their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone.

Home-based goalkeepers Victor Sochima and Olorunleke Ojo are called up, as well as Rivers United defender Ebube Duru and Bendel Insurance FC midfielder Divine Nwachukwu are also invited.

Peseiro also kept faith with some of the regulars with Ahmed Musa, goalkeeper Adebayo Adeleye, defender William Ekong, midfielder Alex Iwobi and forward Moses Simon among those invited.

The Super Eagles are top of their qualification group with nine points out of four matches.

They are followed by Guinea-Bissau’s Wild Dogs who have seven points. Leone Stars, who gave the Eagles a tough run in Abuja on Day 1 of the qualification series before succumbing 2-1, are on five points. Sao Tome and Principe, who play the Super Eagles on the final day of the series in September, are bottom with only one point.

The encounter is billed for Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium, Monrovia on Sunday, June.