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Siasia invites Sokari, four others for battle of Pointe Noire

22 July 2015, 16:21

Lagos - Coach of the Nigeria U23 National Team, Samson Siasia has invited five more players to the team's camp ahead of the return leg of the African U23 Championship final qualifying fixture against Congo in Pointe Noire.

According to Siasia, the players were invited to add bite to the team's attack and solidify the defense as the team intensifies preparations for the potentially explosive return leg in Pointe Noire on Sunday, August 2.

Also read: Siasia rues missed chances against Congo

The invited players are‎ overseas -based Aminu Umar and Abdullahi Shehu, Semiu Liadi of Warri Wolves FC, Ndifreke Effiong of Abia Warriors and Flying Eagles midfielder Kingsley Sokari.

The home -based players are expected to report to camp immediately while those based overseas are expected in camp by this weekend.

‎Meanwhile, Coach Siasia has sounded a note of warning to all players given permission to travel after the team's first leg game against Congo in Port Harcourt to report unfailingly to camp on Wednesday or be axed.

Nigeria defeated their Congolese counterparts 2-1 in the first leg at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.

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