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AFCON 2023: Ideye blasts Peseiro over Super Eagles squad

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Former Super Eagles forward, Brown Ideye is not happy with the team’s composition for the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Head coach Jose Peseiro included 25 players in his final squad for the competition instead of 27.

Three of the players in the final squad, Wilfred Ndidi, Victor Boniface and Umar Sadiq have all withdrawn from the squad due to injury.

The trio have been replaced with Alhassan Yusuf, Terem Moffi and Paul Onuachu.

Ideye criticised Peseiro for naming just 25 players in his final squad.

“We’re just unlucky that we have most of our key players injured, that’s one reason CAF ask teams to submit 27 names because they know things like this can happen. But what we did? We went with 25, we literally shot our self on the foot,” Ideye wrote on his X handle.

“Kelechi Iheanacho is not 100% fit they know that before submitting the list to CAF. Umar Sadiq came to the camp injured they know that. But you can still back up all this injured players by submitting 27 to 30 names some will be on standby just in case of injuries.

“Some of this players they’re calling to join the camp don’t have nothing to offer the team, they’re there to replace a injured player so the mindset is not the same as a player on the 25-man list they submitted to CAF, so don’t expect miracles from them.”

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