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2021 AFCON: Super Eagles Reveal Squad Numbers

2021 AFCON: Super Eagles Reveal Squad Numbers

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have revealed their new squad numbers ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, Completesports.com reports.

Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye would adorn the number one jersey, while Francis Uzoho has 23 leaving Daniel Akpeyi with 16 jersey. The third goalkeeper John Noble has 27.


Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo retains his number 10, Odion Ighalo will wear number 9, while Chidera Ejuke will wear number 13.

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In the absence of injured duo; Leon Balogun and Oghenekaro Etebo, Semi Ajayi and Frank Onyeka will wear number 6 and 8 jerseys respectively.

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Forwards; Taiwo Awoniyi and Umar Sadiq will put on numbers 19 and 24.


Talented midfielder Kelechi Nwakali
will wear number 25.

The Super Eagles will start their campaign at the 2021 AFCON finals against seven-time champions Egypt on January 11.

The West Africans will then face Sudan on January 15, before their final group game versus Guinea Bissau on January 19.

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  • Dennis 3 weeks ago

    I’m wishing the super eagles victory on the forthcoming AFCON. I hope ebuehi and Sanusi play as our full backs

  • Richie 3 weeks ago

    Okoye with the #1 jersey??

    That automatically tells you he’ll be surely keeping his starting shirt @ the competition, except he falls to injury….so, the Nobles, Akpeyis and the Uzohos of this world would obviously have to wait for the Watford signee to prove himself a little more..perhaps, his personal dress rehearsal for Qatar lolz

    He should be eternally grateful to Monsieur Rohr for giving him the rare chance!

  • Funny numbering. Tell me if ighalo doesn’t show up will his replacement still wear the number 9 Jersey?

    • Damian 3 weeks ago

      That 9 is pharaohs of Egypt nemesis. With Odion SE is winning the cup. He gas to be in.

  • Sean T 3 weeks ago

    Now that Ighalo is not showing up, instead make them send invitation to his replacement on time now. They’re still waiting as if he is the team Messiah. Abeg invite Dessers now before it’s too late. I no kuku won see him at AFCON b4. Abeg Alshabab hold on to him very well

    • Damian 3 weeks ago

      Game plan, he is waiting for his colleagues in Cameroon but the expected information is that Idiom is flying straight to Cameroon.

    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      Hehehehe…..Eguaoveon hasnt been watching Dessers “closely” so the NFF has just purchased cable TV for him and paid Supersports (or whoever has the rights to European football in Nigeria) to telecast all of Dessers’ 881 minutes of football played this season where he has scored 10 goals and assisted 3 times, for our Mr Technical Director of the NFF to see Dessers “closely”…..LMAOooo

      Compile list of homebased players to play against Mexico, Mr Technical Director relied on friends and agents…LMAOoo….and initially put out a squad filled with injured players and domestic bench warmers before people who really followed the league cried out….LMAOoooo

      Ngwa take main SE and give us dependable squad to AFCON…Lolz….”I have not been watching Dessers closely”….LMAOoo….But he seemingly had been flying his private jet every weekend to go watch people who didnt make our initial provisional 40 man list for them to have made the final tournament squad…..LMAOoooo.

      Oga, what exactly do you do then as technical director of the Nigerian football federation if you neither follow closely the domestic league nor the European leagues and interclub competitions in which players dazzled, with midblowing stats are being dropped for inferior players with inferior performances from inferior leagues.

      That’s how to know people who were just employed as mere figure heads when people who can ask basic questions and request for proper job descriptions told the clueless FA to go to blazes.

  • Ebuehi is a decent defender but his crosses are not as accurate as those of Aina or awaziem. So I feel he will be on the bench as a backup.

    • How did you come to this conclusion about his crosses? How many caps has he got for the SE? Or are you citing club performances?

  • Super Eagles departing for Cameroon.

    Come on Super! come on Super Eagles!


    • pompei 3 weeks ago

      Nice one, Deo.
      We are not going to Cameroon to admire the landscape.
      The boys are in good spirits.
      Watch out! The Super Eagles are coming to town!

    • Greenturf 3 weeks ago

      Ha ha this area boys are funny…how come it’s only Musa that was rabbled others are wealthy too or is Musa the kindest one amongst them?

    • Allowing the players come in contact with fans without proper screening? Musa Iwobi ndidi where almost mobbed in the video by fans……….when half of the team test positive for covid 19 now everyone will start Looking at each other as if they didn’t see it coming…….. Organization within the team is non existent for God sake this is a national team heading for Afcon……..Na wa o.

  • Harlyis 3 weeks ago

    Bring Gold, Eagles. Up Nigeria!

  • Akin kunmi 3 weeks ago

    Where is senior man kelechi Ilahnanso

  • pompei 3 weeks ago

    I love how Akpeyi and Okoye answered the question of competition among the goalies. They both said WHOEVER GETS TO MAN THE POSTS HAS THE 100% SUPPORT OF THE OTHER GOALIES.
    A fantastic attitude. This kind of internal harmony will help the team succeed at the tournament.


  • please where is Ighalo

  • E N Onwordi 2 weeks ago

    Nigeria will win the afcon cup this year, with the little changes made so far, the Nigeria team look weak in the eyes of people all over Africa , the team look unsettle, but it has potential full of surprise. Our game against Egypt will silent/shock every body, up super eagles, up Nigeria. I know will can do it, And do it even better to best.