Afcon U23: Nigeria announce squad for Sudan clash

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    The Olympic Eagles face Sudan in September’s Afcon U23 qualifier and have put up a strong team

    Nigeria U23 coach Imama Amapakabo has invited 35 players to camp ahead of September’s Africa U-23 Cup of Nations third round qualifier against Sudan.

    Topping the list are Akwa United’s Ndifreke Effiong, Abia Warriors’ Sunday Adetunji and Musa Suleiman of Katsina United.

    Others are Joshua Agboola (Katsina United), Umar Abba (Wikki Tourists), Cletus Umotem (Rivers United), Muritala Tiye Yusuf (Shooting Stars), Michael Eranumu (Insurance FC) and Ibe Tobechukwu (Abia Warriors).

    Invited players are expected to arrive at the Serob Legacy Hotel, Abuja on Thursday.

    The Dream Team had scaled Libya hurdle in the second round, with Sudan dismissing Kenya over two legs.

    Winner over two legs will qualify them for the third Africa U-23 Cup of Nations billed for Egypt in November. The competition determines Africa’s representatives at the Japan Olympics 2020 men’s football event.

    Nigeria emerged as champions at the 2017 edition staged in Senegal, and went further winning a bronze medal at Rio Olympics.

    FULL LIST

    Adamu Abubakar (Wikki Tourists); Galadima Mohammed (Nasarawa United); Amos Obasoge (Insurance FC); John Lazarus (Lobi Stars); Etboy Akpan (Akwa United); Haruna Garba (Jordano FC); Abiodun Joseph (Sunshine Stars); Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars); Ojo Adebayo (Water FC); Joshua Akpedje (MFM FC); Ndah B (Remo Stars); Anumudu Udochukwu (Lobi Stars); Stephen Manyo (Enyimba FC); Family Ahmed (Adamawa United); Fatai Gbadamosi (Shooting Stars); Olatunji Oluwadamilare (Enyimba FC); Ndala Ibrahim (Nasarawa United); Seth Mayi (Remo Stars); William Ukeme (Wikki Tourists); Ibrahim Sanusi (Nasarawa United); Ndifreke Effiong (Akwa United); Sunday Adetunji (Abia Warriors); Musa Ronaldo Suleiman (Katsina United); Chibundu Amah (Sunshine Stars); Joshua Agboola (Katsina United); Umar Abba (Wikki Tourists); Cletus Umotem (Rivers United); Muritala Tiye Yusuf (Shooting Stars); Michael Eranumu (Insurance FC); Ibe Tobechukwu (Abia Warriors); Stephen Wisdom Ikechi (Wilbros FC); ThankGod Simon (MFM FC); Tofa Alhassan (Green Barrot); Adegboyega Semiu Dapo (Stationery Stores); Azeez Oseni (36 Lions)

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