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Nigerian-Born Forward Ikpeazu Named In Uganda Squad For AFCON 2021 Qualifiers Vs South Sudan

Nigerian-Born Forward Ikpeazu Named In Uganda Squad For AFCON 2021 Qualifiers Vs South Sudan

Hearts striker Uche Ikpeazu has earned his first international call-up from Uganda.

He is in coach Johnny McKinstry’s squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against South Sudan later this month.

Ikpeazu, 25, was born in England but qualifies for Uganda through his mother.

He is also eligible for Nigeria through his father but McKinstry, a Northern Irishman, has moved to cap him.

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Uganda face South Sudan at home in Kampala on Saturday, March 28, and then travel to the Omdurman-El Hilal Stadium in Khartoum for the reverse three days later.

They are currently top of Group B in the qualifiers, with the finals scheduled to take place in Cameroon in 2021.

Ikpeazu earned his international recognition despite being out of favour at Hearts.

He was not included in the 18-man matchday squad for any of the club’s last two matches against Rangers and Hibs.

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  • Lord AMO 1 year ago

    So the headline says Nigerian born while the article discloses he was born in England.  Which one is it then and why the confusion?  I hich way Naija?

  • Ubah 1 year ago

    Oh Nigeria my country we are highly blessed with good and quality footballers other countries like South Africans can come and have theirs,cameroun have just called one last week now is Uganda very soon Brasil and Argentina will come too

  • Amadu el Bin 1 year ago

    becousse off mony bah some pimples like money kwo

  • So england have not seen this one,if Nigeria called him up,southgate would loosen hell,saying england trained them,so this one Uganda train him.