[FULL LIST]: Osimhen Conspicuously Missen As Peseiro Names 23 Players For Lesotho, Zimbabwe Matches }{ The Scoper Media


  Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, on Thursday, announced a 23-man team for the forthcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe

   Victor Osimhen is missing from the list released by Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro, who has invited 23 players for this month’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

The Napoli striker was injured during Nigeria’s international friendly match against Saudi Arabia last month.

Also missing from the list are Samuel Chukwueze and Ahmed Musa, as both players continue to recover from injuries.

The Super Eagles kick-start their race for the football carnival in the United States of America, Mexico and Canada in 2026 with two qualifiers against the Crocodiles of Lesotho on Thursday, November 16 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo and then fly to Rwanda for a clash with the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Huye Stadium in Butare on Sunday, November 19.


However, Victor Osimhen, Ahmed Musa, and Samuel Chukwueze did not make the list as they continue to recover from injuries.

The 20,000-capacity Huye Stadium, located in the city of Butare which is 135 kilometres south of the Rwandan capital, Kigali, has an artificial turf.

Zimbabwe has adopted Rwanda as the home ground for the qualifiers as no stadium in the southern African nation has been deemed fit to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying games.

Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus); Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba FC); Maduka Okoye (Udinese Calcio, Italy)

Olaoluwa Aina (Nottingham Forest, England); Chidozie Awaziem (Boavista FC, Portugal); Bright Osayi-Samuel (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey); Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Calvin Bassey (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (Cardiff FC, Wales






Francis Uzoho, Olorunleke Ojo, and Maduka Okoye


Olaoluwa Aina, Chidozie Awaziem, Bright Osayi-Samuel, Bruno Onyemaechi, Kenneth Omeruo, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Calvin Bassey, and Jamilu Collins.


Raphael Onyedika, Joe Aribo, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi.


Kelechi Iheanacho, Sadiq Umar, Moses Simon, Ademola Lookman, Nathan Tella, Taiwo Awoniyi, Terem Moffi, Victor Boniface

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