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Home Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf has named MFM FC striker Victor Mbaoma and Kano Pillars defender Ifeanyi Nweke in an initial 30-man squad for African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2018.

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Enyimba new signing Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Lobi Stars duo Anthony Okpotu and Kingsley Eduwo – who were part of Nigeria’s bronze-winning side at this year’s WAFU Cup – as well as FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s Stephen Eze and Kano Pillars midfielder Rabiu Ali are also called up for the tournament.

But Akwa United duo Emmanuel Ariwa and Ubong Friday miss out.

The squad arrived Kano on Saturday ahead of the Super 6 tournament, which will kick off on Monday.

Yusuf intends to use the tournament to prepare his team for the CHAN competition, which will hold from January 13 to February 4 in Rwanda.


Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa; Dele Ajiboye; Theophilus Afelokhai

Defenders: Stephen Eze; Osas Okoro; Daniel Itodo; Adeleye Olamilekan; Kalu Orji Okogbue; Ifeanyi Nweke; Nasiru Sani; Timothy Danladi

Midfielders: Afeez Aremu; Raphael Ayagwa; Ifeanyi Ifeanyi; Rabiu Ali; Destiny Ashadi; Dayo Ojo; Emeka Atuloma; Douglas Achiv; Austine Oladapo; Abdulkadir Zango

Forwards: Sikiru Olatubosun; Kingsley Eduwo; Peter Eneji; Anthony Okpotu; Joseph Osadiaye; Sunday Faleye; Victor Mbaoma; Mustapha Ibrahim; Gabriel Okechukwu


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