Five Matches, One Goal Conceded Aniagboso Metamorphose Into The Super Eagles

Bronze-winning Flying Eagles shot-stopper Chijioke Aniagboso has been handed first call-up to the Super Eagles of Nigeria NPFL Updates reports.

Aniagboso took over the goal post of Isah Ladan Bosso team at the AFCON U-20 tournament after the team’s first group stage. The team lost narrowly to Senegal the tourney’s eventual winners.

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In goal against a make-or-marr fixture with the Junior Pharaohs of Egypt, the teenager made two crucial saves to earn first clean-sheet of the tournament.

And he returned in goal as team captain against Mozambique, and kept his second clean-sheet. Flying Eagles won the fixture to progress to the quarter-finals of the competition.

He was also in goal when Nigeria beat Uganda to clinch a World Cup ticket. He conceded his first and last goal against Gambia in the semi-final.

His performances in goal earned him a spot in the national team list released Thursday afternoon.

The full list:

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho(Omonia Nicosia), Victor Sochima(Rivers United), Aniagboso Kinglsey Chijioke

Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo(CD Leganes), Calvin Bassey(Ajax Amsterdam), Semi Ajayi(West Bromwich Albion) Osayi-Bright Samuel(Fernabache), Daniel Bameyi(Yum Yum FC), Zaidu Sanusi(FC Porto) Bruno Onyemaechi(Boavista). Kevin Akpoguma(TSG Hoffenheim)

Midfielders: Alex Iwobi(Everton), Wilfred Ndidi(Leicester City), Joe Aribo(Southampton FC), Frank Onyeka(Brentford FC)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa(Sivasspor), Victor Osimhen(Napoli SSC), Kelechi Iheanacho(Leicester City FC), Terem Moffi(OG Nice), Samuel Chukwueze(Villarreal CF), Paul Onuachu(Southampton FC), Moses Simon(Nantes FC), Ademola Lookman(Atalanta Bergamo).

Nigeria in an AFCON qualifier fixture, will go head-to-head with the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau on 24 and 27 March.

The fixtures will be held in Moshood Abiola Stadium Abuja, for Nigeria home fixture.

Because no stadium in Guinea-Bissau is up to the standard set by CAF, the Eagles may travel to Morocco.

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