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
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.
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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
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.For
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