Ezenwa leads 19 CHAN Eagles to Lagos ahead of Saturday’s clash with Togo
Head Coach, Imama Amapakabo yesterday unveiled a list of 20 senior home–based professionals to take on Togo’s Sparrow Hawks in Saturday’s 2020 African Nations Championship qualifying final leg in Lagos. The team arrived in Lagos from Abuja yesterday.
Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa tops the list, with Nasarawa United’s stormy forward, Sunusi Ibrahim and Akwa United’s Ndifreke Effiong, who netted a brace for the U-23 team in the 5-0 defeat of Sudan in Asaba in September.
Kano Pillars’ ace Nyima Nwagua, Fatai Gbadamosi of Shooting Stars and Lobi Stars’ trio of Ebube Duru, Sikiru Alimi and John Lazarus make the list, alongside goalkeeper Adamu Abubakar of Wikki Tourists and Enugu Rangers’ Anthony Shimaga.
Nigeria have a mountain to surmount at the Agege Stadium, Lagos on Saturday, with Togo having won the first leg by a handsome 4-1 scoreline in Lome.
The players called to camp are Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Adamu Abubakar (Wikki Tourists); Theophilus Afelokhai (Enyimba FC); Nwagua Nyima (Kano Pillars); Stephen Manyo (Enyimba FC); Ifeanyi Nweke (Kano Pillars); Ifeanyi Anaemena (Enyimba FC); John Lazarus (Lobi Stars); Reuben Bala (Enyimba FC); Ifeanyi Nweke (Kano Pillars); and Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars).
The others are Daniel James (Plateau United); Sikiru Alimi (Lobi Stars); Olisah Ndah (Remo Stars); Anthony Shimaga (Rangers International); Fatai Gbadamosi (Shooting Stars); Ibrahim Olawonye (Rangers International); Ndifreke Effiong (Akwa United); Samuel Mathias (Akwa United); Sunusi Ibrahim (Nasarawa United); and Mfon Udoh (Akwa United).