The clamour to possess players from the domestic scene within the Colorful Eagles location-up has yielded some certain outcomes as eight players from the NPFL possess been named within the most up-to-date national crew roster launched on Tuesday.
With the Colorful Eagles but to fetch a substantive supervisor, the crew’s First Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf, has launched a checklist of 30 players for the upcoming worldwide friendly matches against the ‘A’ Males Nationwide Teams of Mexico and Ecuador within the US of America.
Yusuf, who’s also Head Coach of the CHAN and the U23 teams, has included eight dwelling-based utterly mostly decent players, along with goalkeepers Adewale Adeyinka and Ojo Olorunleke, defender Ibrahim Buhari, and forwards Victor Mbaoma and Ishaq Rafiu.
Except for the players from the dwelling entrance, the likes of Captain Ahmed Musa his vice William Troost-Ekong and ahead Moses Simon are all included within the 30-man roster.
On the synthetic hand, fashioned faces love Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi weren’t belief about for the double friendlies.
Three-time African champions Nigeria will conflict with CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico on the AT & T Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, 28th Could possibly well moreover, sooner than flying to Contemporary Jersey to address Ecuador on the Red Bull Arena in Harrison on Thursday, 2nd June.
As specified within the official press observation issued by the NFF, handiest 25 players will assemble the last checklist for the tour, which is preparatory to subsequent month’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches.
The Colorful Eagles are up against Sierra Leone in Abuja on June 9 and São Tomé & Príncipe in Marrakech, Morocco on June 13.
Goalkeepers: Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands); Adewale Adeyinka (Akwa United); Ojo Olorunleke (Enyimba FC)
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Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Isa Ali (Remo Stars); Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ibrahim Buhari (Plateau United)
Midfielders: Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford FC, England); Chiamaka Madu (Rivers United); Babatunde Afeez Nosiru (Kwara United); Azubuike Okechukwu (Yeni Malatyaspor, Turkey); Samson Tijani (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria); Alhassan Yusuf (Royal Antwerp FC, Belgium)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Ademola Lookman (Leicester City, England); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Emmanuel Dennis (Watford FC, England); Cyriel Dessers (Feyenoord FC, The Netherlands); Victor Mbaoma (Enyimba FC); Ishaq Rafiu (Rivers United)
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