The Super Eagles squad numbers for AFCON 2021 have been revealed as the team prepares to travel to Cameroun on Wednesday.
As at the time of filling this report, a total of 25 Eagles are in the Abuja Camp with just Odion Ighalo, Jamilu Collins, and Tyronne Ebuehi yet to join the camp.
Just as we reported yesterday, Odion Ighalo could be replaced as he might not be released by his Saudi club
His replacement is also complicated with report in the media suggesting Cyriel Dessers.
The issue with this option is that the Feyenoord striker was not included in the provisional squad.
Meaning Nigeria is left with the options of Akinkunmi Amoo and Terem Moffi but we await the official confirmation.
Here are the official squad numbers for AFCON
1. Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands)
2. Ola Aina (Torino, Italy)
3. Jamilu Collins (Paderborn 07, Germany)
4. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England)
5. William Troost-Ekong (Watford, England)
6. Semi Ajayi (West Brom, England )
7. Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey)
8. Frank Onyeka (Brentford, England)
*9. Odion Ighalo (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia) could be replaced
10. Joe Aribo (Rangers, Scotland)
11. Henry Onyekuru ( Olympiacos, Greece)
12. Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal)
13. Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)
14. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)
15. Moses Simon (Nantes, France)
16. Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa)
17. Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal, Spain)
18. Alex Iwobi (Everton, England)
19. Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany)
20. Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor, Turkey)
21. Tyronne Ebuehi (Venezia, Italy)
22. Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes, Spain)
23. Francis Uzoho (Omonia Nicosia, Cyprus)
24. Umar Sadiq (Almeria, Spain)
25. Kelechi Nwakali (SD Huesca, Spain)
26. Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)
27. John Noble (Enyimba, Nigeria)
28. Peter Olayinka (Slavia Prague, Slavia Prague)
The Super Eagles will play their first match at AFCON on January 11th against the Pharaohs of Egypt, and will be looking to make a good start to the competition.