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 thenff.com
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.