Salisu Yusuf names Ezenwa, Okpotu in 30-man Squad

Salisu Yusuf names Ezenwa, Okpotu in 30-man Squad

Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Anthony Okpotu headline the list of 30 players invited by Super Eagles Coach, Salisu Yusuf, for the NPFL Invitational 2017 and subsequently for the CHAN 2018 camp.

Ezenwa who was captain to the 2017 WAFU Championship returns as well as the 2016/17 NPFL top scorer, Okpotu.

Former Shooting Stars forward, Sunday Faleye got his debut call up to the Senior team and several other players from the WAFU tournament also returned to the squad.


Goal Keepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Dele Ajiboye, Theophilus Afelokhai

Defenders: Stephen Eze, Osas Okoro, Daniel Itodo, Adeleye Olamilekan, Kalu Orji Okogbue, Ifeanyi Nweke, Nasiru Sani, Timothy Danladi

Midfielders: Afeez Aremu, Raphael Ayagwa, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Rabiu Ali, Destiny Ashadi, Dayo Ojo, Emeka Atuloma, Douglas Achiv, Austine Oladapo, Abdulkadir Zango

Forwards: Sikiru Olatubosun, Kingsley Eduwo, Peter Eneji, Anthony Okpotu, Joseph, Osadiaye, Sunday Faleye, Victor Mbaoma, Mustapha Ibrahim, Gabriel Okechukwu.

The Invitational is a pre season tourney for the four clubs representing Nigeria on the continental club competitions next season.

Plateau United and MFM FC will fly Nigeria’s flag in the CAF Champions League while Enyimba FC and Akwa United will play in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Kano Pillars, who are the host club, and the CHAN Eagles got invitations to take part in the tourney that kicks off on 11 December.

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