Super Eagles home-based coach, Salisu Yusuf, has included Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Dele Ajiboye in his 18-man squad for the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations event in Ghana.
Local hero midfielder Rabiu Ali and Kingsley Eduwo have also been named alongside defenders Eze Stephen, Chima Akas, Osas Okoro and Emmanuel Ariwachukwu.
Others within the squad are Gabriel Okechukwu, Ubong Friday, Destiny Ashadi, Peter Eneji and Lobi Stars’ prolific striker Anthony Okpotu.
The local Eagles first task will be against Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the first knock-out round of the tournament this weekend.
After all knockout matches, eight qualifying teams will emerge for a group phase competition.
The competition takes place from the 9th – 24th September.
Meanwhile, the Sierra Leone delegation have arrived in Ghana a few hours ago ahead of their knock out contest against the Super Eagles. More to Follow!
2017 WAFU CUP OF NATIONS
GROUP A (Takoradi)
Ghana Vs The Gambia
Nigeria Vs Sierra Leone
Mali Vs Mauritania
Guinea Vs Guinea Bissau
GROUP B (Cape Coast)
Senegal Vs Liberia
Burkina Faso Vs the Niger Republic
Cote d’Ivoire Vs Togo
Benin Republic Vs Cape Verde
FULL LIST OF SUPER EAGLES
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC Ifeanyi Ubah); Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United)
Defenders: Stephen Eze (FC Ifeanyi Ubah); Emmanuel Ariwachukwu (Akwa United); Chima Akas (Enyimba FC); Osas Okoro (Rangers International); Adeleye Olamilekan (FC Ifeanyi Ubah); Daniel James (Plateau United)
Midfielders: Afeez Aremu (Akwa United); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United); Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars); Samuel Mathias (El-Kanemi Warriors); Destiny Ashadi (Katsina United)
Forwards: Gabriel Okechukwu (Akwa United); Kingsley Eduwo (Lobi Stars); Peter Eneji (Plateau United); Ubong Friday (Akwa United); Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars)
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