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Eguavoen names Ademola Lookman and Emmanuel Dennis in Super Eagles squad for play-offs against Ghana

Augustine Eguavoen has named his provisional squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Ghana in March

Super Eagles Technical adviser Austin Eguavoen (IMAGO / Shengolpixs)

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Adviser Augustine Eguavoen has named his 30 man list for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 play-offs against Ghana.

The most notable inclusion in this list is that of Leicester City winger Ademola Lookman. The bi-national was recently cleared by FIFA to switch international allegiance to the Super Eagles and is now primed to make his debut later this month.

Another noteworthy point is the return of Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis. The former Genk man was sensationally absent at January's Africa Cup of nations despite his club releasing fellow Super Eagles player William Troost Ekong, Senegal's Ismaila Sarr and Moroccan defender Adam Masina.

The striker's return was imminent as he was pictured with representatives of the NFF in February.

Here is what the full squad:

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Defenders: Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal)

Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford FC, England); Akinkunmi Amoo (FC Copenhagen, Denmark)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Hilal FC, Saudi Arabia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Emmanuel Dennis (Watford FC, England); Ademola Lookman (Leicester City, England)

Standby: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Praha, Czech Republic); Ogenyi Onazi (Al-Adalah FC, Saudi Arabia)

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