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Cranes, Eagles resume 2018 reparations

25 March 2015, 09:00 Okoro Chinedu

Lagos -  Nigeria and Uganda begin reparations for the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia with a friendly match at Akwa Ibom International Stadium on Wednesday.

Coached by outgoing mentor Milutin Sredojevic, Uganda have called a strong side with South African based international goalkeeper Dennis Onyango confirming participation between the posts.

Other notable Cranes in the setup comprise tough tackling Isaac Isinde, Godfrey Walusimbi, Denis Iguma and Joseph Nsubuga at the back with Miya Faruku and Kizito Kezironi expected to direct operations in midfield.

Upfront, Uganda will look forward to Geoffrey Massa, Robert Ssentongo and Brian Umony.

Nigeria's Super Eagles have called a number of players ahead of the match and another against South Africa.

Also Read:Preview: Nigeria vs Uganda

The Super Eagles have goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama of Lille OSC, France as their first choice.

Other selected goalkeepers for this tie include Theophilus Afelokhai of Kano Pillars and Chidiebere Eze of Ifeanyi Ubah United.

Nigeria has called international defenders from England and others across the world such as Godfrey Oboabona of Rizespor FC in Turkey, Kenneth Omeruo of Middlesbrough FC in  England, Akeem Latifu of Aalesunds FC in Norway and Leon Balogun of Darmstadt 98 in Germany.

The midfield callups comprises Ogenyi Onazi of SS Lazio of Italy, Steven Ukoh of Biel-Bienne FC in Switzerland and Omatsone Aluko of Hull City in England among others.

Also Read: Nigeria vs Uganda kicks off 6pm as game returns to Uyo

Other foreign-based players comprise Hope Akpan of Reading FC in England, John Ogu of Hapoel Be’er Sheva in Israel, Babatunde Michael of Volyn Lutsk in Ukraine, among others.

The strikeforce has a mixture of foreign and local based players comprising Ahmed Musa of CSKA Moscow in Russia, Aaron Samuel of Guangzhou R&F in China, Onyekachi Okafor of Warri Wolves.

Odion Ighalo of Watford FC in England, Anthony Ujah of FC Cologne of Germany, Moses Simon of KAA Gent in Belgium, Ubong Moses of Kano Pillars complete the set up.

- CAJ News


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