Awoniyi and Osimhen

Siasia Picks Awoniyi, Osimhen, 18 Others For Brazil U-23 Friendly

Samson Siasia has selected 20 players for the friendly between Nigeria U-23s and Brazil U-23s billed for Thursday next week at the Kleber Andrade Stadium in Vitoria, Brazil.

Thenff.com says there are nine home-based players in the list with the other 11 based abroad.

FIFA U-17 World Cup all-time top scorer Victor Osimhen, Germany-based Taiwo Awoniyi and Tunisia-based Junior Ajayi are all included in the squad, along with Anderlecht forward Imoh Ezekiel.

 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 will be flown to Vitoria where they would be lodged at the Hotel Ilha Do Boi-Senac.
FULL LIST

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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4 Comments

  1. Reply Post By godwin frank

    Bro,I hail u-23.

  2. Reply Post By howard nwoye

    What happened to Musa Yahya from last u20 world cup.

  3. Reply Post By Tunde Amos

    I tink Siasia has too many responsibities and hope he doesn't loose focus. Another coach should have been the responsibility of acting Super Eagles coach when Oliseh chickened out.

  4. Watch out for Theophilus Solomon, you guys will be amazed. He is the next big thing!

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