Sunday, June 23, 2024

Nigeria squad for AFCON 2023: Full list of players called up for Africa Cup of Nations in 2024 – Sporting News


Victor Osimhen will spearhead Nigeria’s bid for a fourth AFCON title.
Osimhen was in prolific form as he fired Napoli to a historic Serie A success last season and Super Eagles fans will peg plenty of their hopes upon the 25-year-old, whose band of admirers across Europe’s elite clubs will only grow if he impresses in the Ivory Coast.
Well-travelled Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro has an impressive array of attacking talent to call upon alongside Osimhen, from in-form Bayer Leverkusen youngster Victor Boniface to AC Milan winger Samuel Chukwueze.
Nigeria last won the AFCON in 2013. All-time record appearance holder Ahmed Musa was part of that success and the cap centurion will feature in his nation’s latest bid for glory.
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Peseiro was forced into a late change after Leicester City midfielder Wilfried Ndidi withdrew through injury.
Uncapped Antwerp midfielder Alhassan Yusuf was drafted in as a replacement, while Ndidi’s Leicester teammate Kelechi Iheanacho headed into the tournament attempting to recover from a muscle problem.
Bayer Leverkusen’s Victor Boniface announced he had withdrawn from pre-tournament preparations and would not be involved at AFCON because of a similar problem.
If anything, that places even more emphasis on Napoli superstar Victor Osimhen, who has 20 goals in 28 caps but missed Nigeria’s November internationals with a hamstring problem.
Nigeria have been drawn in Group A alongside hosts Ivory Coast, with whom they are likely to battle for top spot.
The Super Eagles begin their campaign against Equatorial Guinea and conclude the round-robin stage versus Guinea-Bissau.
Here’s how to watch AFCON 2024 matches across selected areas of the world’s major regions:
Fubo Canada, beIN Sports Connect, Fanatiz
USA: The tournament will be available on beIN Sports with streaming options on Fubo.
Canada: BeIN Sports will provide broadcast coverage with Fubo Canada on streaming duty.
UK: Selected matches will be available on Sky Sports services with streaming available via Sky GO and Now TV.
Australia: BeIN Sports will provide broadcast coverage and streaming services for the tournament.
India: Streaming service FanCode is the place to go for AFCON 2024 matches.
Dom is the senior content producer for Sporting News UK.


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