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Gabon 2017 Qualifier: Oliseh Invites 23 Home-Based Players



Ahead of 2017 Africa Cup of Na­tions qualifier against Tanzania, the Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh has invited 23 home based players.

Although, some regular faces, like Gbolahan Salami, Solomon Kwambe, Nelson Ogbonnaya were given a call-up, Oliseh also invited a few of the U-23 squad who qualified for the African U-23 Cham­pionship finals on Sunday, according to

The players are expect­ed to report to the Bolton White Apartments, Abuja on Monday, August 17. Nigeria will play against Tanzania in Dar es Salaam on September 5 as part of the qualification series for Gabon 2017. Below is a list of invited players.
G O A L K E E P E R S : Olufemi Thomas (Eny­imba FC); David Obiazor (Heartland FC); Ikechuk­wu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars)

DEFENDERS: Orji Kalu (Enugu Rangers); Solomon Kwambe (Warri Wolves); Idris Aloma (Enyimba FC); Chima Akas (Sharks FC); Nelson Ogbonnaya (Heartland FC); Samson Gbadebo (Lobi Stars); Jamiu Alimi (Shooting Stars); Stephen Eze (Sunshine Stars)

MIDFIELDERS: Ifeanyi Mathew (Nasarawa United FC ); Usman Mohammed (FC Taraba); Azubuike Okechukwu (Bayelsa United); Lordson Ichull (Warri Wolves); Kings­ley Sokari (Enyimba FC); Etebo Oghenekaro (Warri Wolves)

FORWARDS: Ezekiel Bassey (Enyimba FC); Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves); Bright Ejike (Heartland FC); Tunde Adeniji (Sunshine Stars); Bright Onyedikachi (FC IfeanyiUbah); Prince Ag­grey (Sunshine Stars).

It will be Oliseh’s first match in charge of the Super Eagles.