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Injury Concern; Sunday Oliseh Invites 7 New Players to Camp



Disturbed by the injury situation in the Super Eagles Camp, Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh has called up an additional seven players to join training on Monday ahead of the AFCON qualifier against the Taifa Stars of Tanzania.

The new players are Paul Onobi and Dayo Ojo (Sunshine Stars), Godwin Obaje (Wikki Tourists), Bature Yaro (Nasarawa United), Abdulrazak Abdul (Enyimba FC), Austin Obaroakpo (Abia Warriors) and Okiemute Odah (Warri Wolves) have been called up.

According to the details made avail­able to, two players David Obiazo and Nelson Ogbonnaya, both of Heartland FC were released from camp owing to injuries while Oghenek­aro Etebo (Warri Wolves) and Kingsley Sokari (Enyimba) were allowed to join up with the All-Africa Games -bound U-23 team also in camp also in Abuja. Heartland’s Bright Ejike and Warri Wolves’ Lordson Ichull were also released alongside U-23 Team captain Azubuike Okechukwu who has since signed for a club in Turkey.

Team secretary, Enebi Achor said the adjustments is to ensure that he has enough players in camp that is made up of to the group home -based professionals as preparations for the fast approaching 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Taifa Stars of Tanzania and September 8 interna­tional friendly against Niger Republic shift into new gear.

Nigeria travel to Dar es Salaam to face Tanzania September 5 aiming to consolidate on her winning start to the campaign with three points on the road. This has necessitated the early camping arrangement for the Super Eagles play­ers based at home. Three days after the Tanzania clash, the Eagles face Niger Republic in Port Harcourt.

After an intensive opening week of training in Abuja, Coach Sunday Oliseh has reshuffled the team, as a result of injuries, and in line with his weekend proclamation to work together with U-23 Team Head Coach, Samson Siasia, to succeed.


Culled from the Sun