19 March 2016

Nigeria: Siasia Picks 20 Players Ahead of Brazil Clash

The Super Eagles interim coach and chief coach of Nigeria's U-23 team, Samson Siasia has selected 20 players for an international U-23 friendly against Brazil.

The march will be played on Thursday, March 24, at the Kleber Andrade Stadium in Vitoria, Brazil.

The team consists nine home -based professionals and 11 foreign-based 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.

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.

The full list of invited players

1. Emmanuel Daniel

2. Yusuf Mohammed

3. Sincere Seth

4. Segun Oduduwa

5. Chizoba Amaefule

6. Ndifreke Effiong

7. Stanley Dimgba

8. Ubong Ekpai

9. Victor Osimhen

10. Sodiq Popoola

11. Godswill Ekpolo

12. Nathan Oduwa

13. Junior Ajayi

14. Taiwo Awoniyi

15. Imoh Ezekiel

16. Agboyi Ovbokha

17. Musa Mohammed

18. Theophilous Solomon

19. Saturday Kaego

20. Iyayi Believe


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