CHAN2023Q: Salisu picks 26 as Eagles leave for Ghana

CHAN2023Q: Salisu picks 26 as Eagles leave for Ghana

Home based Super Eagles head coach Salisu Yusuf has picked twenty-six (26) players that he will use to prosecute the two-legged African Nations Championship qualifier (CHAN2023Q) against the Black Galaxies of Ghana, www.aclsports.com reports.

No fewer than thirty-six locally based stars have been sweating it out in Abuja for the past two weeks under the watchful eyes of Yusuf and his assistants; Kennedy Boboye, Fatai Osho, Fidelis Ilechukwu, Abubakar Bala and Ike Shorunmu.

The Kano Pillars coach has now picked twenty-six (26) for the two legged assignment with twenty-two (22) travelling for the first leg game in Ghana this weekend.

Heading Yusuf’s squad is the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) topscorer for the 2021/2022 season Chijioke Akuneto who joins six other Rivers United players in the squad traveling to Ghana.

The list also includes Babatunde Bello, Sani Faisal, Chiamaka Madu, Olorunleke Ojo and Adeyinka Adewale who were recently invited to the main Super Eagles team as well as Flying Eagles captain Oluwatosin Adegbite.

Four players will stay back in Abuja ahead of the return leg. They are Christopher Nwaeze, Philip Ozor, Samuel Amadi and Valentine Odoh.

Nigeria’s contingent to Sunday’s 7th African Nations Championship qualifying match against Ghana will storm the city of Cape Coast on Friday ahead of Sunday’s game scheduled to kick-off at 5pm Nigerian time.

THE SQUAD

Goalkeepers
Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba)
Adewale Adeyinka (Kwara United)
Kayode Bankole (Remo Stars)

Defenders
Temitope Olusesi (Rangers International)
Kazie Enyinnaya (Rivers United)
Ebube Duru (Rivers United)
Sani Faisal (Katsina United)
Oluwatosin Adegbite (Enyimba)
Temple Emekayi (Rivers United)
Isa Ali (Remo Stars)
Samson Gbadebo (Akwa United)

Midfielders
Morice Chukwu (Rivers United)
Nosiru Afeez (Kwara United)
Babatunde Bello (Akwa United)
Chiamaka Madu (Rivers United)
Joseph Onoja (Rivers United)
Rabiu Muhammad Zulkifilu (Plateau United)

Attackers
Chijioke Akuneto (Rivers United)
Chidiebere Nwobodo (Rangers International)
Ossy Martins (Rangers International)
Andy Okpe (Remo Stars)
Sadiq Abubakar (Enyimba)

Staying back home
Christopher Nwaeze (Akwa United)
Samuel Amadi (Akwa United)
Philip Ozor (Enyimba)
Valentine Odoh (Abia Warriors)

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