By Adeboye Amosu in Kano: Home-based Super Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf, will reshuffle his squad for the 2018 African Nations Championship with players who made impact at the on-going NPFL invitational tournament in Kano to be offered the chance to stake claim for shirts in the team, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The CHAN 2018 will run from January 13 to February 4 in Morocco.
Yusuf released a 30-man list for the NPFL invitational last week, a competition his team is using to prepare for the CHAN.
Already the duo of Joseph Osadiaye and Destiny Ashade have been ruled out of the competition due to injury.
Plateau United forward Tosin Omoyele and Enyimba new arrivals; Wasiu Alalade and Chinedu Udeagha have impressed in the competition.
“The NPFL invitational is a big chance to discover new players for CHAN 2018 and the (coach) is ready to give players who impress here the opportunity to go to Morocco,” a reliable source at the team’s Tahir Palace Hotel Kano informed Completesportsnigeria.com.
“Already, we have pencilled down some names and they will be invited immediately the competition is over.
“The players who are already in the team know the stake is high and we are happy others are fighting hard to come in which is another good reason to have a competition like this.
“The second phase of our preparation will start early next year and we hope all the players will give their all.”
The home-based Super Eagles will tackle Rwanda in their opening game at CHAN 2018 on January 15. Libya and Equatorial Guinea are the other teams in the group.