This Day (Lagos)

12 December 2012

Nigeria: Keshi Names Fegor, 23 Home-Based Stars for AFCON Camp

Holidaying Norwegian midfield star, Fegor Ogude, has been called up to join home-based professionals as preparations resume on Sunday in Abuja for the Super Eagles ahead of the Nations Cup in South Africa.

Head Coach Stephen Keshi, who returned to the country from the United States on Tuesday also named the usual suspects like Chigozie Agbim, Daniel Akpeyi and new call up Femi Thomas of Enyimba FC all goalkeepers among the other 23 players that should come and battle for shirts ahead of the Nations Cup in South Africa, that starts January 10.

The team is expected at its usual abode at the Bolton White Apartment, Zone 7, Abuja on Sunday, December 16, all players and officials are expected at the time and training will effectively start on Monday, December 17.

The list of foreign-based players is expected to be named in the week leading to Christmas, as the team is expected to travel by December 27 for the final phase of its camping in Faro, Portugal.

Team Scribe, Dayo Enebi Achor, warned that excuses will not be permitted for late arrival to camp of any invited player, because serious business has started for the Nations Cup championship.

Full list of invited players:

GOALKEEPERS

AGBIM CHIGOZIE - ENUGU RANGERS FC

AKPEYI DANIEL -HEARTLAND FC

FEMI THOMAS -ENYIMBA FC

DEFENDERS

OBOABONA GODFREY I -SUNSHINE STARS FC

EGWUEKWE AZUBUIKE E -WARRI WOLVES FC

ZANGO UMAR -KANO PILLARS FC

BENJAMIN FRANCIS -HEARTLAND FC

PAPA IDRIS -KANO PILLARS FC

KWAMBE SOLOMON -SUNSHINE STARS FC

KALU ORJI -HEARTLAND FC

MIDFIELDERS AND FORWARDS

UZOENYI EJIKE C -RANGERS FC

MBA SUNDAY -RANGERS FC

SUNDAY CHINEDU -RANGERS FC

HENRY UCHE I -ENYIMBA FC

ONDUKU GOMO -SHARKS FC

UBALE MANNIR -KANO PILLARS

REUBEN GABRIEL -KANO PILLARS

ASUQUO PHILIP -3SC, IBADAN

EMEKA EZEH -RANGERS FC

PIUS SAMSON -RANCHERS BEES FC

GAMBO MOHAMMED -KANO PILLARS FC

BUNDE MOSES -LOBI STARS FC

ANTHONY OKPUTU -LOBI STARS FC

FOREIGN BASED

FEGOR OGUDE -VALERENGA FC, NORWAY

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