At least 11 of the 17 expected foreign players for the Africa Cup of Nations 2021 have reported to the Super Eagles camp ahead of the championship, which is set to begin on January 9, 2022, in Cameroon.
Other players are still expected at the camp, which is set to begin on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.
The foreign players already in camp are: Moses Simon (Nantes, France), Chidozie Awaziem (Alayanspor, Turkey), Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos, Greece), Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus), and Peter Olayinka (Slavia Praha, Czech Republic).
Others are Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain), Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany).
Other players still being expected include the England-based Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City FC, Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City FC), Alex Iwobi (Everton FC), Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); William Ekong (Watford FC, England), and Frank Onyeka of Brentford FC.
The rest are Odion Jude Ighalo of Al-Shabab Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain), Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey), Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Galsgow Rangers, Scotland), Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye of Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Tyrone Ebuehi (Venezia FC, Italy); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Kelechi Nwakali (SD Huesca, Spain) and Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain) are expected to be at the camp.
The 2021 AFCON group stage has Nigeria in Group D to contest with Egypt on January 11, Sudan on January 15 and Guinea Bissau on January 19, with all three matches taking place at the Adjia Stadium in Garoua, Cameroon.