By Adeboye Amosu:
Austin Obaroakpo has been named the vice- captain of the home-based Super Eagles, Completesportsnigeria.com can report.
The position became vacant after left back, Chima Akas was handed the captain's band following Gbolahan Salami's withdrawal from the squad.
The centre-back captained the side in Wednesday's friendly against Angola in the absence of Akas who started the game from the bench.
The Abia Warriors defender is one of the most influential member of the side and played a key role in their qualification for the competition.
He has already been capped at full internatoional level by Nigeria.