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2019 AFCON: Nigeria’s Super Eagles Squad Worth N78bn

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The twenty-three players named to Nigeria’s final 23-man roster for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations are worth a combined €195.95 million (approximately N78 billion in Nigerian currency).

According to the latest market values published by transfermarkt.com, Wilfred Ndidi, Samuel Chukwueze, Alex Iwobi and Henry Onyekuru are worth more than the remaining 19 players combined.

The most expensive player in the side is Leicester City’s Ndidi who is worth €35 million, followed by Villarreal’s Chukwueze at €30 million and Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi at €25 million.

At €13 million each, Everton’s Henry Onyekuru and Sporting Charleroi’s Victor Osimhen are joint fourth on the list.

The average value of a player in Gernot Rohr’s squad is €8.52 million, with Chelsea’s Ola Aina the most expensive defender (€10 million), Ndidi most expensive midfielder and Chukwueze the costliest attack-minded player.

Of the ten most valuable Nigerian players, six are on the books of clubs in Europe’s top five leagues.

Nigeria’s AFCON Squad Transfer Values

1) Wilfred Ndidi – €35m
2) Samuel Chukwueze – €30m
3) Alex Iwobi – €25m
4) Henry Onyekuru – €13m
Victor Osimhen – €13m
6) Ahmed Musa – €12m
7) Ola Aina – €10m
Samuel Kalu – €10m
9) Odion Ighalo – €9m
10) Oghenekaro Etebo – €7m
11) Paul Onuachu – €6m
12) Kenneth Omeruo – €5m
13) Troost-Ekong – €4m
14) Obi Mikel – €3.5m
Chidozie Awazeim – €3.5m
16) Moses Simon – €3m
17) Leon Balogun – €2m
18) John Ogu – €1.5m
19) Francis Uzoho – €1m
20) Jamilu Collins – €0.9m
21) Daniel Akpeyi – €0.7m
Abdullahi Shehu – €0.7m
23) Ikechukwu Ezenwa – €0.15m

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