Super Eagles Captain To Quit International Duties After W’Cup Qualifiers Snub

Super Eagles Captains Ahmed Musa and his first assistant William Troost-Ekong were both snubbed from the world cup qualifier squad released by Jose Peseiro reports.

Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro, Thursday evening released a 23-man squad for this month’s 2026 FIFA world cup qualifier fixtures against the Crocodiles of Lesotho and Warriors of Zimbabwe.

Super Eagles midfielder Frank Onyeka suffer racial abuse in England.
Ola Aina, Frank Onyeka and Ademola Lookman line up for Super Eagles.

Jose Santos Peseiro invited goalkeepers Francis Uzoho, Maduka Okoye, defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Olaoluwa Aina, midfielders Alex Iwobi and Frank Onyeka, and forwards Moses Simon, Kelechi Iheanacho and Taiwo Awoniyi among a list of 23 players for this month’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against the Likuena Lesotho and Warriors of Zimbabwe.

Shockingly, Musa and William didn’t make the list; as a matter of fact, the two most experienced Super Eagles players were also not in action during the last international friendly test games against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique.

According to a publication by Nigeria’s media giant Owngoal Nigeria, Musa who’s a 2013 AFCON winner is considering to quit the national team after the 2023 edition of AFCON.

Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa to be considered as a player-coach for the national team
Ahmed Musa playing for Leicester City during his time in England

According to the publication, Musa would like to guide Nigeria to its fourth AFCON title, before throwing in the towel on his international career that started as far back as 2012.

The full list of Super Eagles invited players for the 2026 world cup qualifiers

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Ojo Olorunleke, Maduka Okoye

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

Midfielders: Raphael Onyedika Joe Aribo Frank Onyeka Alex Iwobi

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

In another story, Super Eagles eligible, Gift Orban has been voted as UEFA Europa Conference League Player Of The Week.

The 21-year-old beat Daniel Peretz (Maccabi Tel Aviv) Jason Svanthorsson (Breidalik) and Faris Moumbagna (Bodo/Glimt) to claim the award.

Gift Orban voted UEFA Europa Conference League Player Of The Week
Gift Orban pose with UECL Matchday ball after scoring a hat-trick.

Announcing Orban as the winner of the award, UEFA Europa Conference League through its official X (formerly Twitter) captioned:

“Gift Orban’s hat-trick earns him Player of the Week honours!”

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