Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, has reacted to Jose Peseiro’s 23-man call-up before the Super Eagles match against Guinea-Bissau in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying round.
The hot-shot Napoli attacker is named in the Portuguese manager’s list for this month’s match against Guinea-Bissau, among other players.
The list was unveiled in a statement released by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday.
Peseiro called up the in-form Serie A duo of Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman, as well as Kelechi Iheanacho and Terem Moffi.
Wilfred Ndidi returned to the midfield alongside Frank Onyeka, while Portugal-based Bruno Onyemaechi got his second call-up and opportunity to secure a permanent place in the team with William Troost-Ekong absent due to injury.
Two players — Daniel Bameyi, the team captain, and Chijioke Aniagboso, the goalkeeper –from the Flying Eagles side that finished third in the just concluded U20 AFCON were also called up.
Victor Sochima, goal tender for Rivers United, completed the list of newcomers.
Players are expected to start arriving at the team camp in Abuja on Sunday.
According to CABLE news, 24-year-old Osimen made a social media statement regarding his attendance before the match following the Parthenopeans’ match against Torino.
The former LOSC Lille striker once again displayed his talent by scoring two goals to lead his club to their 23rd league win.
The Super Eagles talisman opened the floodgate of goals for Luciano Spalletti’s team by rising to meet a corner from Piotr Zielinski and converting with a powerful header. In the 51st minute, he also sent a well-placed header past Vanja Milinkovic-Savic.
The Nigerian turned to social media to share his happiness and declare a new ‘focus’ for himself after scoring his third brace of 2023 and guiding his side to a 4-nil triumph.
As the AFCON doubleheader matches with Guinea-Bissau approach, the Napoli forward is expected to increase his goal total with the Nigerian men’s senior team when he makes his first appearance for the Super Eagles since June.