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Exclusive: 2023 AFCONQ: Shorunmu Hails Peseiro’s Inclusion Of Four Home Based Players For Sierra Leone Clash

Exclusive: 2023 AFCONQ: Shorunmu Hails Peseiro’s Inclusion Of Four Home Based Players For Sierra Leone Clash

Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu has lauded Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro’s inclusion of four home based players in his 23-man squad that will face Sierra Leone in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Peseiro stuck with some of his regulars such as Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, Taiwo Awoniyi, Wilfred Ndidi, William Ekong, Alex Iwobi, and Moses Simon.

Also called up are four home based players such as Victor Sochima and Olorunleke Ojo, two home-based goalies, as well as Ebube Duru of Rivers United and Divine Nwachukwu of Bendel Insurance FC.

Reacting to their invitation, Shorunmu told Completesports.com, that he’s delighted with their call up and hope they can utilise this rare opportunity.

“I am really happy with the invitation of these players to the Super Eagles for the game against Sierra Leone. However, I will be more delighted if they are given the opportunity to prove their worth in the colours of the senior national team.

“Their performance in the league is an indication that quality players are still abound in the local league.”

Recall that the Super Eagles are top of their qualification group with nine points out of four matches.

They are followed by Guinea-Bissau’s Wild Dogs, who have seven points. Leone Stars, who gave the Eagles a tough run in Abuja on Day 1 of the qualification series before succumbing 2-1, are on five points. Sao Tome and Principe, who play the Super Eagles on the final day of the series in September, are bottom with only one point.

The encounter is billed for Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium, Monrovia, on Sunday, June 18.


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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 2
  • Ako Amadi 1 year ago

    Stop this ancient home-based versus foreign based conflict Select on merit

  • TALK UR OWN 1 year ago

    WE ARE JUST DECEIVING OURSELVES CONCERNING THE ISSUE OF HOMEBASE IN SENIOR SUPER EAGLE TEAM. WE ALL KNOW THAT THEY ARE GOING NOWHERE. DON’T OF THEM CAN’T BENCH FOREIGN PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS.
    ANYONE HOMEBASE PLAYERS CLAIM TO BE GOOD, SHOULD GO AND PROVE HIMSELF IN CHAN COMPETITION, STARTING FROM CHAN QUALIFIERS.

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