Nigeria’s Super Eagles set for war

Nigeria’s Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has invited 23 players from the Nigerian Premier League to begin camping ahead of next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Tanzania in Dar es Salam.

According to, Oliseh still kept fate with some players who were brought to limelight by Stephen Keshi, while several others were handed a first time call

Goalkeepers, Olufemi Thomas and Ikechukwu Ezenwa were also called up in the absence of Daniel Akpeyi who has recently moved to Chippa United in South Africa.

About five players are expected to make the cut that will join the Europe-based players for the September 5 encounter against Tanzania and have been mandated to arrive Abuja by Monday, August 17.


GOALKEEPERS: Olufemi Thomas (Enyimba FC); David Obiazor (Heartland FC); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars)

DEFENDERS: Orji Kalu (Enugu Rangers); Solomon Kwambe (Warri Wolves); Idris Aloma (Enyimba FC); Chima Akas (Sharks FC); Nelson Ogbonnaya (Heartland FC); Samson Gbadebo (Lobi Stars); Jamiu Alimi (Shooting Stars); Stephen Eze (Sunshine Stars).

MIDFIELDERS: Ifeanyi Mathew (El-Kanemi Warriors); Usman Mohammed (FC Taraba); Azubuike Okechukwu (Bayelsa United); Lawson Ichul (Warri Wolves); Kingsley Sokari (Enyimba FC); Etebo Oghenekaro (Warri Wolves)

FORWARDS: Ezekiel Bassey (Enyimba FC); Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves); Bright Ejike (Heartland FC); Tunde Adeniji (Sunshine Stars); Bright Onyedikachi (FC IfeanyiUbah); Prince Aggrey (Sunshine Stars)

Oliseh had also revealed when he shall return to the country ahead of the qualifying campaign in Dar es Salam.

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