Head coach of the home based Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf has announced the 18-man squad that will represent Nigeria at this month’s West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup in Ghana.
FC IfeanyiUbah’s shot stopper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who was in goal for Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup qualifier double-header against Cameroon last weekend, headlines the list alongside 17 others.
The full list includes: Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United)
Defenders: Stephen Eze (FC IfeanyiUbah); Emmanuel Ariwachukwu (Akwa United); Chima Akas (Enyimba FC); Osas Okoro (Rangers International); Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah); Daniel James (Plateau United)
Midfielders: Afeez Aremu (Akwa United); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United); Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars); Samuel Mathias (El-Kanemi Warriors); Destiny Ashadi (Katsina United)
Forwards: Gabriel Okechukwu (Akwa United); Kingsley Eduwo (Lobi Stars); Peter Eneji (Plateau United); Ubong Friday (Akwa United); Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars)
Nigeria will face Sierra Leone in the first round knockout phase before eight teams will be drawn into two groups of 4 teams each for the final round of the competition.
The 2017 WAFU Cup will take place in two Ghanian cities, Takoradi and Sekondi from 9th – 24th September 2017.