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Yusuf calls up 30 Olympic Eagles for U-23 AFCON qualifier vs Guinea

OLYMPICS Eagles head coach Salisu Yusuf has invited 30 players to camp ahead of their Africa U-23 Cup of Nations final qualifying tie against Guinea.

The Nigerian side, who overcame Tanzania in the second round of the race, will host the first leg of the tie against Guinea at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan on Wednesday, March 22.

The squad for the encounter is made up of four goalkeepers, eight defenders, 10 midfielders and eight forwards.

The majority of the players feature for Nigeria Premier Football League clubs, including Enyimba, Sunshine Stars, Lobi Stars, Bendel Insurance and Akwa United.

All the players have been directed to report at the Chida Hotel, Abuja today ahead of the contingent’s departure to the Oyo State capital.

In the second round of the series, the Olympic Eagles drew 1-1 with Tanzania in Dar es Salaam, and beat visitors 2-0 at the Lekan Salami Stadium a week later.


Goalkeepers: John Amah (Sunshine Stars); Nurudeen Badmus (Dakkada FC); Ifeanyi Nchekwube (Akwa United); Oriya Joseph (Lobi Stars).

Defenders: Christopher Nwaeze (Plateau United); Desmond Ojietefian (Shooting Stars); Okechukwu Chikason (Enyimba FC); Anthony Anieke (Akwa United); Samuel Olamilekan (Niger Tornadoes); Benjamin Tanimu (Bendel Insurance); Evans Ogbonda (Port Harcourt City); Umar Ahmed Farouk (Gombe United).

Midfielders: Daniel Wotlai (Abia Warriors); Akanni Qudus (Remo Stars); Auwalu Naziru (Rangers Int’l); Chibuike Nwaiwu (Enyimba FC); Divine Nwachukwu (Bendel Insurance); Taofeek Malomo (Shooting Stars); Samuel Chisom (Kwara United); Samaila Sarki (Bendel Insurance); Kumaga Suur (Lobi Stars); Inye Green (Ibani United).

Forwards: Munir Idris (Niger Tornadoes); Ahmed Jimoh (Kwara United); Ezekiel Edidiong (Remo Stars); Ifeanyi Ogba (Akwa United); Umar Ibrahim (El-Kanemi Warriors); Alkasin Deji Yusuf (Dakkada FC); Mojereola Suleiman (Sunshine Stars); Akile Monday (Lobi Stars).

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