Salisu Unveils 23-Man Squad for CHAN 2018

Super Eagles B head coach Salisu Yusuf on Tuesday unveiled his 23-man squad for the 5th African Nations Championship (CHAN) starting in Morocco as from next week.

Prominent names on the list include goalkeeper and skipper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, star striker Anthony Okpotu, and midfield maestro Rabiu Ali.

Players and officials are expected to jet out of the country in a few days so as to continue preparations in Morocco ahead of team’s first match of the campaign against Rwanda in Tangier on Monday, January 15.

Nigeria will also play 2014 champions Libya at the same Ibn Batouta Stadium in Tangier on Friday, January 19, before travelling to Agadir to face Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday, January 23.

Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Oladele Ajiboye (Plateau United); Theophilus Afelokhai (Enyimba FC)

Defenders: Osas Okoro (Rangers International); Daniel James (Plateau United); Kalu Orji Okogbue (Rangers International); Ikouwem Utin (Enyimba FC); Abdullahi Musa (Wikki Tourists); Timothy Danladi (Katsina United); Ifeanyi Nweke (Kano Pillars); Stephen Eze (Kano Pillars)

Midfielders: Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United); Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars); Augustine Oladapo (Enyimba FC); Ekundayo Ojo (Sunshine Stars)

Forwards: Emeka Atuloma (Rivers United); Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars); Eneji Moses (Plateau United); Ibrahim Mustapha (Enyimba FC); Emeka Ogbuh (Rivers United); Sunday Faleye (Akwa United); Nura Muhammed (El-Kanemi Warriors); Okechukwu Gabriel (Akwa United)