TotalEnergies AFCON, Cameroon 2021: Super Eagles arrive in Garoua and the squad numbers for the Nations Cup revealed

The Super Eagles flew out of Abuja airport on Wednesday night and landed safely at Garoua just before midnight. Only three players – Tyronne Ebuehi, Jamilu Collins, and Odion Ighalo – were missing from the flight.

They were taken in an Air Peace chartered flight straight to Garoua, a city on Cameroon’s outskirts and about 950km from the capital, Yaounde.

There have been speculations that Ighalo could be replaced in the squad after being held back by his Saudi Arabian club Al Shabab.

Ebuehi will join his teammates as soon as he finishes playing for Venezia on Thursday in Serie A while the reason for Collins’ continued absence is not clear.

Also, the squad numbers for the 2021 Nations Cup were revealed. Joe Aribo holds on to the famous No.10 jersey; Ighalo has been handed the No.9 shirt while Maduka Okoye, the expected first-choice goalkeeper, has been given the No.1 jersey.

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The Eagles will kick off their quest for a fourth title on January 11 against seven-time African champions, the Pharaohs of Egypt, before battles against Sudan and Guinea Bissau on January 15 and 19 respectively.

The full squad numbers for Nigeria at AFCON 2021 are below:

  1. Maduka Okoye
  2. Ola Aina
  3. Jamilu Collins
  4. Wilfred Ndidi
  5. William Troost-Ekong
  6. Semi Ajayi
  7. Ahmed Musa
  8. Frank Onyeka
  9. Odion Ighalo
  10. Joe Aribo
  11. Henry Onyekuru
  12. Zaidu Sanusi
  13. Chidera Ejuke
  14. Kelechi Iheanacho
  15. Moses Simon
  16. Daniel Akpeyi
  17. Samuel Chukwueze
  18. Alex Iwobi
  19. Taiwo Awoniyi
  20. Chidozie Awaziem
  21. Tyronne Ebuehi
  22. Kenneth Omeruo
  23. Francis Uzoho
  24. Umar Sadiq
  25. Kelechi Nwakali
  26. Olisa Ndah
  27. John Noble
  28. Peter Olayinka

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