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NRFF names players for Ghana/Nigeria President’s Cup

By Alex Monye  
29 April 2019   |   3:27 am
The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) at the weekend released the names of players chosen by national team coach, Bronson Weir for the Ghana/Nigeria President Cup slated to hold in Lagos on May 4.  According the NRFF, the Black Stallions of mainly home-based players started camping at the weekend.  The President’s Cup, which was postponed due to…

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The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) at the weekend released the names of players chosen by national team coach, Bronson Weir for the Ghana/Nigeria President Cup slated to hold in Lagos on May 4. 

According the NRFF, the Black Stallions of mainly home-based players started camping at the weekend. 

The President’s Cup, which was postponed due to the cancellation of the Rugby Silver Cup Group A games hold at the Lagos Polo Ground on May 4. The return leg will hold on June 11 in Ghana. 
 
The federation said Coach Weir has opened the doors for all rugby coaches to attend the team’s training sessions to learn some of the latest techniques in the game.

“We are looking forward to improving our game since we last played Niger Republic… we will also want to improve certain processes of the game as we have new players in the squad. So other clubs coaches are welcome to attend the training sessions. I am looking forward to a good game against Ghana,” Weir said.

The players invited for the Ghana encounter are Sunday Bassey (Cowrie), Ibrahim Suraj (Barewa), Adesina Abdujelili (Racing), John Kura (Racing), Onome Richard (Barewa), Jude Abrakso (Barewa), Samuel Ekpo (Cowrie), and Isaac Sani (Cowrie).

Others are Tobi Adebayo (Police), Leslie Ikenna Ume (Abuja), Mohammed Umar (Barewa), Michael Adah (Racing), Yannick Mukoro (Eco 11), Felix Adebayo (Gosar), Azeez Olarenwaju (Cowrie),Tunde Suleiman (Cowrie) and Benjamin Samuel (Cowrie RFC).

Also in the squad are Hassan Mohammed (Cowrie), Azeez Ladipo (Cowrie), Joshua Etim (Barewa), Onoru Jatto (Cowrie), Christian Ogar (Cowrie), Nuhu Ibrahim (Barewa), Alfred Oche (Cowrie), Isa Omale (Barewa), Monday Omorogieva (Racing), Eziekiel Tom (Gosar), Sadam Abubakar (Zaria), Jeremiah Peters (KCOB), Ayo Olushuyi (Abuja) and Samuel Akabio (Barewa).