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Siasia picks 20 players ahead of Brazil clash




The Super Eagles interim coach and chief coach of Nigeria’s U-23 team, Samson Siasia has selected 20 players for an international U-23 friendly against Brazil.

The march will be played on Thursday, March 24, at the Kleber Andrade Stadium in Vitoria, Brazil.

The team consists nine home –based professionals and 11 foreign-based players.

Midfielder Usman Mohammed and forward Bright Onyedikachi were knocked out by visa issues as both players submitted their passports late, while left back Chima Akas was dropped because he travelled with his club, Enyimba Football Club for a CAF Champions League tie in Burundi.

The technical crew also recalled the duo of goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel and defender Sincere Seth from the Super Eagles to beef up the team, which also has Ubong Ekpai, Stanley Dimgba and Segun Oduduwa.

The team is expected to depart for Brazil via South Africa from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Sunday, aboard a South African Airways flight. On arrival in Sao Paulo, the Nigerian delegation would be flown to Vitoria where they would be lodged at the Hotel Ilha Do Boi-Senac.

The full list of invited players

1. Emmanuel Daniel
2. Yusuf Mohammed
3. Sincere Seth

4. Segun Oduduwa
5. Chizoba Amaefule
6. Ndifreke Effiong

7. Stanley Dimgba
8. Ubong Ekpai
9. Victor Osimhen
10. Sodiq Popoola
11. Godswill Ekpolo
12. Nathan Oduwa
13. Junior Ajayi

14. Taiwo Awoniyi
15. Imoh Ezekiel
16. Agboyi Ovbokha
17. Musa Mohammed
18. Theophilous Solomon
19. Saturday Kaego

20. Iyayi Believe

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  • AriseNigeria

    I am glad Biafrans are forming their own soccer club, especially with their exclusion from the Nigerian team.

    • I sigh

      Nine to ten players here are from the Biafran region and Biafra is not about a single tribe. Nigeria cannot survive without man power and natural resources from Biafra region unless you change your oil based mentality or attitude and embrace hard work.

      • AriseNigeria

        Thanks for the insight. Happy Sunday