The Best Striker in the Italian top flight is Nigeria’s leading goalscorer during the qualifying campaign
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has arrived in the Super Eagles camp ahead of Nigeria’s crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone.
Alongside Senegal and Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane, Osimhen is the leading goalscorer during the AFCON qualification series with five goals.
Osimhen’s arrival brings the number of players in the Super Eagles’ Lagos camp to 22. Head coach Jose Peseiro last week rolled out a 23-man roster for the matchday five clash against Sierra Leone.
Victor Osimhen will be expected to lead the line for the Eagles against the Leone Stars in Monrovia on Sunday, June 18th.
A win in that encounter will hand the three-time African champions a qualifying ticket to the next edition of the continental championship in Ivory Coast next year with a game to spare.
Already in camp for the game are Vice-captain William Troost-Ekong, Atalanta’s Ademola Lookman, Southampton’s Joe Aribo, and Everton’s Alex Iwobi.
Also in are the defensive trio of Ajax’s Calvin Bassey, West Brom’s Semi Ajayi, and Hoffenheim’s Kevin Akpoguma.
Peseiro has also welcomed the NPFL quartet of Ebube Duru, Victor Sochima, Olorunleke Ojo, and Divine Nwachukwu.
Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo, Leicester City’s dynamic duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, Nottingham Forest striker Taiwo Awoniyi, Nantes’ Moses Simon, Hapoel Jerusalem’s Adebayo Adeleye, Brentford’s Frank Onyeka, and Fenerbahce’s Bright Osayi-Samuel have all landed in camp.
Porto’s marauding full-back Zaidu Sanusi and Eagles captain Ahmed Musa are among the latest to join their international teammates in Lagos.
ALL THE INVITED PLAYERS:
Goalkeepers: Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel); Victor Sochima (Rivers United); Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba FC)
Defenders: William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Calvin Bassey (Ajax FC, The Netherlands); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany); Chidiebube Duru (Rivers United); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Bright Osayi-Samuel (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey)
Midfielders: Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC, England); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Divine Nwachukwu (Bendel Insurance); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England)
Forwards: Moses Simon (Nantes FC, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC, Italy); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Ahmed Musa (Sivasspor, Turkey)