By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The jersey numbers for Super Eagles players have been released ahead of TotalEnergies AFCON 2021 in Cameroon.
The final adjusted 28-man-list which was released by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Communications Department despite the late arrival of some players now have jersey numbers.
Maduka Okoye will put on jersey number 1 while Daniel Akpeyi and John Noble will wear jersey number 16 and 27 respectively.
Francis Uzoho on his part will put on jersey number 23.
Jersey number 9 was allocated to Jude Odion Ighalo despite the failure of his Saudi Club, Al-Shabab to release him.
Reports have it that a clause in Ighalo’s contract with Al-Shabab bars him from representing Nigeria.
He recently came out of retirement after the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Jamilu Collins and Tyrone Ebuehi who are still being expected in the Eagles camp have been allocated jersey numbers 3 and 21 respectively.
Nigeria will open its AFCON 2021 campaign against the Pharaohs of Egypt on January 11, 2022, before facing Sudan and Guinea Bissau.
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