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Watford Coach Reveals Why Nigeria’s Dennis May Miss AFCON

Nigeria and Watford attacker, Emmanuel Dennis, may miss the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

According to the coach, the letter of invitation from the Nigeria Football Federation reached Watford late.

“I’m not so sure I’ll miss Dennis now and if he goes to the national team, we have to wait,” said Ranieri, according to The Athletic.

“The email didn’t arrive at the right moment. The national team has time to send a pre-call. They didn’t respect the days, and I want to see.

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“The email arrived late. “They have a time when they need to send a pre-call; if they don’t send it, we can choose.”

Head Coach Augustine Eguavoen has named his 28-final list of the Super Eagles of Nigeria for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Cameroon 9th January – 6th February 2022, with Captain Ahmed Musa, midfield Wilfred Ndidi and attackers Victor Osimhen and Dennis all making the list.

Celebrating his being named in the 28-man Nigeria squad, Dennis posted on Twitter, “Proud to get a call up to represent my country.

The three–time winners will confront seven-time and record winners Egypt, Sudan and debutants Guinea Bissau with venue in the northern town of Garoua, and a mouth-watering clash with the Pharaohs in the group opener on Tuesday, 11th January means the Eagles must hit the ground at a blistering pace.

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All invited players are expected to arrive in camp in Nigeria’s federal capital, Abuja on December 29, with the UK-based players expected to start arriving on Monday, January 3.

 

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