Coach Austin Eguavoen on Friday released the names of the Super Eagles players to face the Black Stars of Ghana in a make-or-mar 2022 World Cup qualifying fixture to be played later this month.
Everton forward, Alex Iwobi was not named in the squad because he is currently serving a ban following the straight red card he received against Tunisia at the AFCON.
Notable absentees in the squad include the likes of Taiwo Awoniyi, Paul Onuchu, and Chidera Ejuke while Onazi Ogenyi was named in the standby list. New boy, Ademola Lookman was included in the squad while Emmanuel Dennis, and Osimhen returned to the team after their absence at the AFCON.
See reactions below:
What do you guys think of this super eagles list?
Is it right Awoniyi is on the standby list and not the main list? pic.twitter.com/dfs5Ld6IYZ
— OLUWATOSIN (@Tosinluli) March 4, 2022
Collins, Onuachu and Awoniyi should be called. Not on stand-by.
Musa and Ighalo should have retired.
We need new generation of players. https://t.co/Ph6Zsu0LZj
— ₦asir Opeyemi O. (@nersry) March 4, 2022
My big complaint about the Super Eagles squad for the World Cup playoffs is the inclusion of Onazi, even if he's only on standby. He shouldn't be anywhere near the squad even if it's made up of 100 players. I'd also have Awoniyi or Onuachu in the main squad rather than Ighalo…
— Nurudeen Obalola (@NurudeenObalola) March 4, 2022
Nigeria with Osimhen, Chukwueze, Ighalo, Iheanacho, Emmanuel Dennis, Lookman, Moses Simon, Ahmed Musa, Sadiq Umar against Gh. 9 forwards…….and Awoniyi is on standby.
Wow! If you say we are exaggerating, you don't know what you're saying.
— ALHASSAN SAMUEL ANEYIRE (@Sokkascientist1) March 4, 2022
Nigeria are so stacked upfront to the extent that Taiwo Awoniyi, who was their main striker during the AFCON, is on standby.
— Owuraku Ampofo (@_owurakuampofo) March 4, 2022
Look who’s back in the Super Eagles, Ghana be very scared!! pic.twitter.com/j2hrYRodmW
— Yimzy (@YimzyAgain) March 4, 2022
So many ignorant people have forgotten that iwobi is serving two matches suspension lmao
Jokes on you iwobi always be part of the super eagles set up.
— Dammy_safe🇷🇺🇳🇬 (@DammySafe) March 4, 2022
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