By Adeboye Amosu:
Nigeria has released a 23-man list that will compete for honours at the African Nations Championship, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Two players, David Obiozor and Julius Ubido both of Heartland Football Club of Owerri were dropped from the final squad.
Regular stars like Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Chisom Chikatara, Chima Akas, Austin Obaroakpo, Paul Onobi, Ezekiel Bassey and Tunde Adeniji made the list.
Three players who did not participate in the qualifier will also be in Rwanda. They are defender, Chris Madaki, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu and Ibrahim Salawu Attah.
The Eagles left for Pretoria, South Africa on Saturday morning where they will play two friendly games against Angola and Cote d'lvoire before heading to Rwanda for the competition.
Their first game is against Niger on January 18 at the Stade Regional Nyamirambo.
Sunday Oliseh's men came third at the last edition in South Africa.
Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Femi Thomas, Okiemute Odah
Austin Obaroakpo, Chima Akas, Kalu Orji, Jamiu Alimi, Stephen Eze, Samson Gbadebo, Chris Madaki, Etim Matthew
Paul Onobi, Usman Mohammed, Bature Yaro, Ifeanyi Matthew, Ibrahim Salawu Attah, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu, Osas Okoro
Tunde Adeniji, Chisom Chikatara, Ezekiel Bassey, Prince Aggreh, Bright Onyedikachi