Super Eagle’s coach, Sunday Oliseh has invited two leading goal-scorers in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and 21 other star players to the national team camp ahead of the crucial September 5, African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying match against Tanzania in Dar es-Salaam.
Leading the park of home-based Super Eagles’ invitees are NPFL top scorers, Tunde Adeniji of Sunshine Stars and Heartland’s Bright Ejike. Five other strikers invited by coach Oliseh to fight for shirts in the team are Etebo Oghenekaro, Ezekiel Bassey, Gbolahan Salami, Bright Onyedikachi and Prince Aggreh.
Also on the call-up list are three goal-keepers, eight defenders and five mid fielders. The three chosen goalkeepers are Olufemi Thomas, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and David Obiazo while two regular defenders during the reign of Stephen Keshi, Nelson Ogbonnaya and Solomon Kwambe also made the list.
Oliseh is expected to unveil another list of foreign-based players could feature players like Vincent Enyeama, Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel any time soon.
The 23-man Super Eagles’ Call-up list:
Goalkeepers: Olufemi Thomas (Enyimba FC); David Obiazo (Heartland FC); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars)
Defenders: Orji Kalu (Enugu Rangers); Solomon Kwambe (Warri Wolves); Idris Aloma (Enyimba FC); Chima Akas (Sharks FC); Nelson Ogbonnaya (Heartland FC); Samson Gbadebo (Lobi Stars); Jamiu Alimi (3SC); Stephen Eze (Sunshine Stars)
Midfielders: Ifeanyi Mathew (El-Kanemi Warriors); Usman Mohammed (FC Taraba); Azubuike Okechukwu (Bayelsa United); Lordson Ichull (Warri Wolves); Kingsley Sokari (Enyimba FC)
Forwards: Etebo Oghenekaro (Warri Wolves); Ezekiel Bassey (Enyimba FC); Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves); Bright Ejike (Heartland FC); Tunde Adeniji (Sunshine Stars); Bright Onyedikachi (FC Ifeanyiubah); Prince Aggreh (Sunshine Stars).
By Olisemeka Obeche