Yusuf unveils NPFL All-star squad for LaLiga tour
Super Eagles Coach and handler of the NPFL All-Star team, Salisu Yusuf, has released the final list of the 25 players for the friendly tour of Spain, even as the organizers, LaLiga released Fixtures, time and venue for the event.
The fixture has pitched the NPFL All-Star team against LaLiga side, Valencia CF in their first match inside the Alzira Stadium in the city of Valencia. The match will hold on August 10 with kick-off at 9.30pm Spanish time.
The NPFL All-Star team will then join the Trofoe Carranza tournament in Cadiz with their first match against EUFA Champions League and LaLiga runners-up, Atletico Madrid on August 12 at 6.30pm Spaish time.
The next fixture of the NPFL All-Star in the Carranza tournament is against Malaga CF three hours after the tie against Atletico Madrid on same day.
If the NPFL All-Star make it beyond the group stage, they will play a in the finals and if they lose in the group stage, they will also play against the other losers. All the post-group stage matches will hold on August 13.
Meanwhile, Coach Yusuf has said the selection of players was based on performance in the two weeks camping. They include goalkeepers Theophilus Afelokhai of Enyimba FC, Sunshine Stars’ Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Emeka Nwabulu of Wikki Tourists.
The defenders are Etim Mathew (Rangers), Samuel Ifeanyi Nweke (Nasarawa United), Chima Akas (Enyimba FC) and Gabriel Wasa (Niger Tornadoes). Others are Austin Oboroakpo (Abia Warriors), Jamiu Alimi (Kano Pillars), Chinedu Udoji (Enyimba) and Emmanuel Ariwachukwu (Akwa United).
Midfielders include Ifeanyi Ifeanyi of MFM, Obinna Nwobodo (Rangers), Ekundayo Ojo (Sunshine Stars), Rabiu Ali (Pillars), Alhassan Abdullahi Ibrahim (Wikki) and Charles Henlong (Wikki).
Upfront players are Bassey Ezekiel (Enyimba), Joseph Osadiaye (Enyimba) and Hussaini Mohammed Bata (El-Kanemi). Others are Chisom Egbuchulam (Rangers), Godwin Obaje (Wikki), Ismaila Gata (FC IfeanyiUbah) Oluwadamilare Ojo (Enyimba) and Sikiru Olatunbosun (MFM).