World Cup qualification 2022: Ndidi and Iheanacho from Leicester City land in Nigeria for Liberia and Cape Verde
Leicester City stars Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Everton’s Alex Iwobi, Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi and Abia Warriors center-back Adekunle Adeleke have arrived at the Nigerian camp for their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde.
The Super Eagles will face their West African rival Liberia at Teslim Balogun Stadium on Friday before heading to Cape Verde for their second Group C game on September 6th.
The five players joined Nantes winger Moses Simon at the team’s camp on Victoria Island, Lagos while waiting for other invited stars to arrive.
Ndidi played the full length of the weekend, while Iheanacho came off the bench in Leicester City’s 2-1 win over Norwich City, while Iwobi came on as a substitute in the 69th minute in Everton’s 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion became.
Nigeria squad for Liberia and Cape Verde
goalkeeper: Francis Uzoho (APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Defender: Chidozie Awaziem (Boavista FC, Portugal); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); William Troost-Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany)
Midfield player: Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland)
Forward: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France); Victor Osimhen (Naples FC, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium)
Seven more in readiness: Terem Moffi (Lorient FC, France); Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Innocent Bonke (Malmö FF, Sweden); Valentine Ozornwafor (Sporting Charleroi, Belgium); Tyronne Ebuehi (Venezia FC, Italy); Kingsley Michael (Bologna FC, Italy).