Interim Head Coach of the Nigeria Super Eagles, Austin Eguavoen has opened up on the situation of things as regards to the Blocked invitation of Emmanuel Dennis to the Super Eagles Squad by his Club Side, Watford.

Dennis whose Name Whose included in the initial 28-man List prepared by the Coach would no longer be participating in the AFCON After Watford reportedly refused to Release the Player, stating that the player's Invitation to the Eagles Camp Came Late.

Claudio Ranieri Speaking after the Game against WestHam where Emmanuel Dennis got Watford's Only goal of the Game discussed on the Possibility of Dennis Not Attending to AFCON Stating that the Invitation came late.

“I’m not so sure I will miss him now, I don’t know if he goes,” he said when asked about Dennis. 

“Let’s think about it this week and then I will tell you.

“The national team has a time to send their precall, they don’t respect the days and I want to see very well.

“I know the email arrived late and I want to know everything. The email arrived late to call him. The national team has a time, during this time they have to send the precall, if they don’t send the precall, we can choose.”

Watford's Refusal to Release Emmanuel Dennis Has prompted Coach Austin Eguavoen to Replace the Striker with Galatasaray's Attacker, Henry Onyekuru.

The Decision of Watford to Hold Back the striker hasn't gone down well with some Nigerian Fans who have flooded Watford's social Media Pages and Pouring out their Mind. 


In a Recent Interview Conducted in the Camp of the Super Eagles with Coach of the Austin Eguavoen, the Gaffer revealed that Emmanuel Dennis wishes to be part of the team Traveling to Cameroon for the AFCON but the club have done everything Possible to prevent him from going and Even issued threats.

"Dennis Said The Club Has Done Everything Humanly Possible For Him Not To Go, I Reported To The Authorities But The Player Said They Were Threatening Him" - The Coach Said

Emmanuel Dennis is not the Only Player that have been replaced by the Super Eagles. The defensive duo of Leon Balogun and shehu Abdullahi also Misses out due to Injury while top Striker, Victor Osimhen is on Isolation after Contracting Covid-19 as reported by the Club. Tyrone Ebuehi and Semi Ajayi have also been Called Up to the team. 

The Super Eagles of Nigeria Plays their First Match Against Egypt in Group B of the AFCON on the 11th of December, 2021.