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
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.
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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)For
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