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AFCON 2021: Villareal acknowledge Chukwueze’s call-up!

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Spanish La Liga side, Villareal have confirmed the invitation of Samuel Chukwueze to Super Eagles camp ahead of next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

This was made known via a statement on the club’s official website on Sunday.

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“Four Villarreal CF players have received the call from their national teams to play the 2021 African Cup of Nations. Samu Chukwueze (Nigeria), Aïssa Mandi (Algeria), Serge Aurier (Ivory Coast) and Boulaye Dia (Senegal) will travel these days to their respective countries to join their teams and thus prepare for this important international tournament, which will be held from January 9 to February 6 in Cameroon.”

Chukwueze is among the 28-man list released by interim coach Austin Eguavoen on Christmas Day and the former youth international will be making his second appearance at the tournament after he made his debut in 2019.

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The Super Eagles are grouped alongside former Champions, Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.

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