NFF Reveals 40-Man Squad for AFCON 2023

The squad comprises 40 skilled players ready to represent the nation in this prestigious tournament.

As the excitement builds for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 in Côte d’Ivoire, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has disclosed the provisional squad for the Super Eagles.

The lineup is a fusion of experienced professionals and rising talents, divided into six goalkeepers, 13 defenders, eight midfielders, and 13 forwards. Notable returns to the squad include goalkeepers Francis Uzoho, Adebayo Adeleye, and Stanley Nwabali. Defenders William Troost-Ekong and Kevin Akpoguma mark a significant comeback to fortify the defensive line.

In the midfield, a robust selection featuring players like Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi is on display, while the attacking force is led by renowned names such as Victor Osimhen, Emmanuel Dennis, and Kelechi Iheanacho.

While the final selection is yet to be officially confirmed by the NFF, football enthusiasts are buzzing with anticipation as the Super Eagles gear up for Group A clashes against Equatorial Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, and Guinea-Bissau in their quest for AFCON glory.

Here’s the Super Eagles’ 40-man provisional squad for AFCON 2023:


• Francis Uzoho

• Adebayo Adeleye

• Ojo Olorunleke

• Stanley Nwabali

• Amas Obasogie

• Christian Nwoke


• Ola Aina

• Bright Osayi-Samuel

• Tyronne Ebuehi

• Jamilu Collins

• Zaidu Sanusi

• Bruno Onyemaechi

• William Troost-Ekong

• Semi Ajayi

• Calvin Bassey

• Kenneth Omeruo

• Kevin Akpoguma

• Chidozie Awaziem

• Jordan Torunarigha


• Wilfred Ndidi

• Frank Onyeka

• Joe Aribo

• Alex Iwobi

• Alhassan Yusuf

• Fisayo Dele-Bashiru

• Raphael Onyedika Nwadike

• Kelechi Nwakali


• Victor Osimhen

• Victor Boniface

• Terem Moffi

• Umar Sadiq

• Ahmed Musa

• Paul Onuachu

• Cyriel Dessers

• Ademola Lookman

• Nathan Tella

• Moses Simon

• Emmanuel Dennis

• Samuel Chukwueze

• Kelechi Iheanacho

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