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African World Cup Qualifiers: Leicester’s Lookman included in Nigeria’s provisional squad for playoff tie against Ghana

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Leicester City’s forward Ademola Lookman has been summoned in Nigeria’s  provisional squad ahead of their 2022 World Cup play-off tie against rivals Ghana.

The two sides face off on March 25th at a 20,000 capacity Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana.  The return leg for the same fixture is set for 29th in Abuja.

The aggregate winner from the tie will be one of Africa’s five tickets holders to the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar, starting on 21St  November to 18th  December.

The forward, (Lookman) was been cleared by FIFA to feature for Nigeria despite representing England at under-age teams.

Lookma joins Calvin Bassey of Scottish champions Rangers and FC Copenhagen youngster Akinkunmi Amoo who are uncapped in the Nigerian summoned squad

Watford forward Emmanuel Dennis and striker Odion Ighalo, who were blocked by their clubs from featuring at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon are part of the squad this time.

Full summoned squad

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia/CYP), Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs/RSA), Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam/NED)

Defenders: Semi Ajayi (West Brom/ENG), Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes/ESP), Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers/SCO), William Ekong (Watford/ENG), Ola Aina (Torino/ITA), Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers/SCO), Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia/CYP), Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto/POR)

Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford/ENG), Joe Aribo (Glasgow Rangers/SCO), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City/ENG), Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford/ENG), Akinkunmi Amoo (FC Copenhagen/DEN)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk/TUR), Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal/ESP), Victor Osimhen (Napoli/ITA), Moses Simon (Nantes/FRA), Sadiq Umar (Almeria/ESP), Odion Ighalo (Al-Hilal/KSA), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City/ENG), Emmanuel Dennis (Watford/ENG), Ademola Lookman (Leicester City/ENG)

Standby: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor/TUR), Jamilu Collins (Paderborn/GER), Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow/RUS), Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin/GER), Paul Onuachu (Genk/BEL), Peter Olayinka (Slavia Prague/CZE), Ogenyi Onazi (Al-Adalah/KSA).

Some of the information from this article is attributed to Supersport website

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