Siasia Selects 20 men for battle of Brazil (Full List)

by on March 19, 2016

Coach Samson Siasia has selected 20 Ni­geria U-23 players to take on their Brazilian counterparts in an inter­national friendly billed for Brazil on Thursday next week.
The two teams who fought out a memorable semi final battle at the Centennial Olympics in Atlanta, USA 20 years ago (which Nigeria won in ex­tra time) will face off at the Kleber Andrade Stadium in Vitoria.
According to the team list made available to thenff. com, there are nine home – based professionals while the foreign legion will sup­ply 11 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.
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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