Abuja - The Nigeria U23 men's football team, the Dream Team
VI will be missing several key players for next month's All Africa Games,
News24 can confirm.
The Dream Team is currently putting finishing touches to
their preparation ahead of their departure to Congo this weekend, and News24
has been told that several players who helped the team qualify will not make
the final squad due to injuries and club engagements.
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"We have some of our players who were part of the
qualifying series whom we won't have at the competition because they just
signed for new clubs," team spokesperson, Timi Ebikagboro confirmed to
"We hope some of them will meet us in Congo but a
player like Shehu Abdullahi is out because his club has said outright that they
won't be releasing him if it's not a FIFA window and the competition is not.
"Azubuike Okechukwu is the captain of the side and will
play a match for his club in Turkey this weekend and hopefully will join us in
Congo afterwards alongside Umar Aminu.
"But we've lost our left back, Stanley Amuzie, who had
a surgery two days ago in Italy, Chima Akas is with the Super Eagles and Taiwo
Awoniyi is travelling to England and we're not sure if Godwin Savior will join
us in Congo," Ebikagboro confirmed.
Coach Samson Siasia is expected to announce his final squad
shortly before they travel.For
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