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Dream Team off to Brazil with 20 players

21 March 2016, 13:18

Lagos - The Dream Team on Sunday traveled to Brazil for an international friendly game between both country’s U23 sides.

The Dream Team jetted out via the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos for the friendly that is scheduled for Thursday.

Coach Samson Siasia has selected 20 players to take on their Brazilian counterparts.

The two teams who fought out a memorable semifinal battle at the Centennial Olympics in Atlanta, USA 20 years ago (which Nigeria won in extra time) will face off at the Kleber Andrade Stadium in Vitoria.

There are nine home –based professionals while the foreign legion will supply 11 players. Midfielder Usman Mohammed and forward Bright Onyedikachi were knocked out by visa issues as both players submitted their passports late, while left back Chima Akas was dropped because he travelled with his club, Enyimba Football Club for a CAF Champions League tie in Burundi.

Also read: Dream Team to depart for Brazil March 20

The technical crew also recalled the duo of goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel and defender Sincere Seth from the Super Eagles to beef up the team, which also has Ubong Ekpai, Stanley Dimgba and Segun Oduduwa.

The team is expected to depart for Brazil via South Africa from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Sunday, aboard a South African Airways flight. On arrival in Sao Paulo, the Nigerian delegation would be flown to Vitoria where they would be lodged at the Hotel Ilha Do Boi-Senac.


Emmanuel Daniel, Yusuf Mohammed, Sincere Seth, Segun Oduduwa, Chizoba Amaefule, Ndifreke Effiong, Stanley Dimgba, Ubong Ekpai, Victor Osimhen, Sodiq Popoola, Godswill Ekpolo, Nathan Oduwa, Junior Ajayi, Taiwo Awoniyi, Imoh Ezekiel, Agboyi Ovbokha, Musa Mohammed, Theophilous Solomon, Saturday Kaego, Iyayi Believe.

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