WAFU Cup: Salisu Yusuf names local Eagles squad for Sierra Leone

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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One Comments

  1. Reply Post By Brima Abu

    Where is the Sierra Leone squad?

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