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Afcon 2021: Super Eagles jersey numbers released as Joe Aribo takes 10

Aribo gets jersey 10

Nigeria will face Egypt in their Group D opener on January 11, before playing Sudan on January 15.

Joe Aribo will wear iconic number ten shirt number 10 at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals.

The Rangers midfielder has maintained his preferred number, just like striker Ahmed Musa who will wear the iconic jersey number 7. 2015 U17 World Cup-winning captain Kelechi Nwakali will spot the number 25 while Samuel Chukwueze got the number 17.

Meanwhile, Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and Al-Shabab striker Odion Ighalo will adorn the number 4 and 9 respectively, same kit numbers they wore at the back of their jerseys at Afcon 2019.

Watford loanee Maduka Okoye will be wearing the number 1 kit as the first choice goalkeeper at the tournament in Cameroon, while Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho and John Noble will sport the number 16, 23, 27 respectively.

With 25 already players in the Central African nation for Afcon, Odion Ighalo, Jamilu Collins and Tyrone Ebuehi who are still being expected to join the Super Eagles camp in Garoua in coming days.

Nigeria will play their first friendly, against Caf Confederation Cup campaigners Coton Sports in Garoua on January 7.

They will open Group D's campaign with a match against Egypt on January 11 before playing Sudan four days later, and finish the preliminary stage with a match against Guinea-Bissua on January 19.

OFFICIAL SQUAD NUMBERS: 1) Maduka Okoye, 2) Ola Aina, 3) Jamilu Collins, 4) Wilfred Ndidi, 5) William Troost-Ekong, 6) Semi Ajayi, 7) Ahmed Musa, 8) Frank Onyeka, 9) Odion Ighalo, 10) Joe Aribo, 11) Henry Onyekuru, 12) Zaidu Sanusi, 13) Chidera Ejuke, 14) Kelechi Iheanacho, 15) Moses Simon, 16) Daniel Akpeyi, 17) Samuel Chukwueze, 18) Alex Iwobi, 19) Taiwo Awoniyi, 20) Chidozie Awaziem, 21) Tyronne Ebuehi, 22) Kenneth Omeruo, 23) Francis Uzoho, 24) Umar Sadiq, 25) Kelechi Nwakali, 26) Olisa Ndah, 27) John Noble, 28) Peter Olayinka


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