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U-23 AFCON: Salisu invites 30 players

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By: Mike Oyebola

Olympic Eagles head coach, Salisu Yusuf has unveiled a 30-man squad ahead of this month’s 2023 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea.

The list includes four goalkeepers, eight defenders, 10 midfielders and eight forwards.

A total of 28 players were selected from the Nigeria Premier Football League with the exception of Evans Ogbonda (Port Harcourt City) and Inye Green (Ibani United).


All the players have been directed to report at the Chida Hotel, Abuja on Friday, 3rd March, ahead of the contingent’s departure to the Oyo State capital.

The Olympic Eagles will host the Guineans in the first leg at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan on March 22.

The reverse fixture will take place on Monday, March 27.

The full squad list:

Goalkeepers: John Amah (Sunshine Stars); Nurudeen Badmus (Dakkada FC); Ifeanyi Nchekwube (Akwa United); Oriya Joseph (Lobi Stars)

Defenders: Christopher Nwaeze (Plateau United); Desmond Ojietefian (Shooting Stars); Okechukwu Chikason (Enyimba FC); Anthony Anieke (Akwa United); Samuel Olamilekan (Niger Tornadoes); Benjamin Tanimu (Bendel Insurance); Evans Ogbonda (Port Harcourt City); Umar Ahmed Farouk (Gombe United)

Midfielders: Daniel Wotlai (Abia Warriors); Akanni Qudus (Remo Stars); Auwalu Naziru (Rangers Int’l); Chibuike Nwaiwu (Enyimba FC); Divine Nwachukwu (Bendel Insurance); Taofeek Malomo (Shooting Stars); Samuel Chisom (Kwara United); Samaila Sarki (Bendel Insurance); Kumaga Suur (Lobi Stars); Inye Green (Ibani United)

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