AFCON 2023: Super Eagles reveals official squad numbers

AFCON 2023: Super Eagles reveals official squad numbers

The Super Eagles squad numbers for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations have been released.

Arsenal’s Hale End Academy product Alex Iwobi getting a new number while former Chelsea defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Ola Aina retained the numbers they wore in the 2021 edition of the tournament.

Iwobi is set to wear the number 17 jersey which he wore during his time at Arsenal with Ademola Lookman donning the number 18 jersey he used to put on.

Francis Uzoho has been handed the no1 shirt, in what is a clear hint he will be the first-choice goalkeeper at the tournament.

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, was handed the no9 shirt as widely expected.

Semi Ajayi who is the other player in the squad with an Arsenal connection has been given the number 6 jersey which he adorned in his maiden appearance at AFCON.

Other shirt numbers are Ahmed Musa; 7, Joe Aribo;10, Victor Boniface; 24, Kelechi Iheanacho, 14; and Samuel Chukwueze; 11.

Full list:

1. Francis Uzoho
2. Ola Aina
3. Zaidu Sanusi
4. Alhassan Yusuf
5. William Troost-Ekong
6. Semi Ajayi
7. Ahmed Musa
8. Frank Onyeka
9. Victor Osimhen
10. Joe Aribo
11. Samuel Chukwueze
12. Bright Osayi-Samuel
13. Bruno Onyemaechi
14. Kelechi Iheanacho
15. Moses Simon
16. Olorunleke Ojo
17. Alex Iwobi
18. Ademola Lookman
19. Umar Sadiq
20. Chidozie Awaziem
21. Calvin Bassey
22. Kenneth Omeruo
23. Stanley Nwabili
24. Victor Boniface
25. Raphael Onyedika

The Super Eagles will play in Group A along with hosts Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.


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