Olympic Eagles: 30-players invited to Nigeria camp for Guinea qualifiers

Head Coach of Nigeria’s U-23 Eagles team Salisu Yusuf has invited 30-players to camp for the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations final qualifying fixture against Guinea.

The list dominated by Nigeria Professional Football League players has four (4) goalkeepers, eight (8) defenders, ten (10) midfielders and eight (8) strikers.

Nigeria overcame Tanzania in the 2nd qualifying round to set up the two-legged clash vs Guinea with the 1st-leg to hold this month.

Nigeria will host the first leg at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 before a trip to Guinea for the return leg.

The aggregate winner of the Nigeria Vs Guinea clash will qualify for the 2023 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations tournament.

The Africa U-23 Cup of Nations tournament will serve as qualifying path to the Paris 2024 Olympic games.

In preparation, all the invited Nigerian players are to report at the Chida Hotel, Abuja on Friday, March 3, 2023.


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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