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Oliseh invites 23 home-based players for Tanzania

07 August 2015, 12:08Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has invited Warri Wolves striker Gbolahan Salami among 23 home-based players for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania in Dar es Salaam.

Salami scored one of the goals when the Super Eagles opened the race with a 2-0 win over Chad in Kaduna in June. Also invited are regular faces like Solomon Kwambe and Nelson Ogbonnaya.

Oliseh has also called a handful of players of the U-23 squad that survived a stern test in Brazzaville on Sunday to qualify for the African U-23 Championship finals, alongside former junior international goalkeepers Olufemi Thomas and Ikechukwu Ezenwa, as well as a number of new faces, led by top scorer in the Glo Premier League race, Tunde Adeniji of Sunshine Stars.

The players are expected to report to the Bolton White Apartments, Abuja on Monday, 17 August. Nigeria play Tanzania in Dar es Salaam on September 5 in one of the Matchday 2 games of the qualification series for Gabon 2017. It will be Oliseh's first match in charge of the Super Eagles.

Also read: Oliseh returns next week

Full list

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 Queens); Bright Onyedikachi (FC IfeanyiUbah); Prince Aggrey (Sunshine Stars)

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