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Nigeria squad nos AFCON : Aribo allocated iconic no; Ndidi, Ighalo retain nos
06/01/2022 11:18:43

The Confederation of African Football has revealed the shirt numbers the Super Eagles will be wearing at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Watford loanee Maduka Okoye will be wearing the number 1 kit, suggesting that he is the first choice goalkeeper at the tournament in Cameroon, while Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho and John Noble will sport the number 16, 23, 27 respectively.

The iconic number ten shirt which is usually reserved for the star player in a team will be worn by Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo.

The number was previously worn by John Obi Mikel, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, Henry Nwosu and Friday Ekpo at previous tournaments.

Ola Aina, Jamilu Collins, William Troost-Ekong, Ahmed Musa, Henry Onyekuru, Moses Simon, Alex Iwobi, Chidozie Awaziem and Kenneth Omeruo have retained the jersey numbers they wore at the last Africa Cup of Nations.

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and Al-Shabab striker Odion Ighalo will adorn the number 4 and 9 respectively, same kit numbers they wore at the back of their jerseys at AFCON 2019.

2015 U17 World Cup-winning captain Kelechi Nwakali will be wearing the number 25 while Samuel Chukwueze is the number 17.

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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