By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
Nigeria Under 23 football team coach, Imama Amapakabo has released the list of twenty one (21) players that will prosecute the forth coming CAF U23 AFCON in Egypt.
The team comprises of the likes of former Under 17 player, Kelechi Nwakali and FSV Mainz 05 player, Taiwo Awoniyi. Imama’s list is made up of three (3) goal keepers, seven (7) defenders, eight (8) midfielders and three (3) forwards.
The 2019 CAF U23 AFCON serves as 2020 Tokyo Olympic men football qualifiers. The tournament will be played from 8-22 November, 2019. The top three (3) in Egypt will represent the continent at the Olympics.
Nigeria is in group B of the tournament alongside Ivory Coast, South Africa and Zambia.
Group A is made up of hosts, Egypt, Mali, Ghana and Cameroon.
21 OLYMPIC EAGLES FOR U23 AFCON TITLE DEFENCE IN EGYPT
Goalkeepers: Adamu Abubakar (Wikki Tourists); Mohammed Galadima (Nasarawa United); Kingdom Osayi (Giant Brillers)
Defenders: Olisah Ndah (Remo Stars); Samuel Atavti (Esperance FC, Tunisia); Valentine Ozornwafor (UD Almeria, Spain); Sincere Seth (Boluspor FC, Turkey); Josiah Chukwudi (Spartak Tranava, Slovakia); Anthony Izuchukwu (Nest Sotra, Norway); Bitok Stephen (FC Isloch, Belarus)
Midfielders: Sunusi Ibrahim (Nasarawa United); Aliyu Yau Adam (Spartak Jurmala, Latvia); Muyiwa Olabiran (Tambov FC, Russia); Kelechi Nwakali (FC Huesca, Spain); Ndifreke Effiong (Akwa United); Sunday Faleye (Wacker FC, Austria); Tom Dele-Bashiru (Watford FC, England); Azubuike Okechukwu (Basaksehir FC, Turkey)
Forwards: Orji Okwonkwo (Bologna FC, Italy); Taiwo Awoniyi (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England)
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