Lagos - Head Coach of the U-23 National Team, Samson Siasia
has picked 26 home based professionals from the 35 earlier invited to camp for
the pre-Africa U-23 Cup of Nations training camp in Morocco.
The list is dominated by the All-Africa Games bronze -medal
winning group, including goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel, defender Segun Oduduwa and
mid fielders Oghenekaro Etebo, Kingsley Sokari and Daniel Etor, while old
reliables like Christian Pyagbara, Mustapha Abdullahi and Austine Oladapo
failed to make the cut.
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Siasia also picked new faces which include Anaezemba Nzube,
Prince Aggrey, Stanley Dimgba, Kufre Ebong and Bature Yaro.
The Nigeria Football Federation says “the selected players
and coaching crew are expected to depart for Morocco where they will be joined
by some overseas- based professionals,” without giving a particular date for
Siasia’s team will play Egypt, Algeria and Mali in Group B
of the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations taking place in Senegal from 28 November to
The full list:
Emmanuel Daniel, Yusuf Mohammed, Emmanuel Iwu, Segun
Oduduwa, Sincere Seth, Erhun Obanor, Daniel Etor, Oghenekaro Etebo, Godwin
Aguda, Usman Mohammed, Ndifreke Effiong, Chukwuebuka Iroha, Stanley Dimgba,
Kingsley Sokari, Godspower Effiong, Prince Aggrey, Bature Yaro, Zaharadeen
Bello, Amaefule Chizoba, Seun Olulayo, Tiongoli Tonbara, Kufre Ebong, Abubakar
Aliyu, Anaezemba Nzube, Daniel Emmanson, Adebayo Ajadi.For
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