Nigeria men’s U23 Head Coach Imama Amapakabo has invited Enyimba forward Wasiu Alalade, Kano Pillars striker Shamman Tanze and Akwa United wing-back Etboy Akpan to a training camp ahead of Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying fixture with Libya.
The roster, comprising 33 players, also includes FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s Chijioke Alaekwe, Lobi Stars’ left-back Ebube Duru and Katsina United’s Chinedu Ajana.
Libya, who play their home games in Tunisia due to security reasons, will host the first leg between 20th and 22nd March, while the reverse fixture will hold on March 25.
The camp has was opened on Wednesday.
Nigeria are current champions, having won the second (2015) edition of the tournament, which was hosted by Senegal.
Amapakabo will work alongside Kennedy Boboye (Assistant Coach), Fidelis Ilechukwu (Assistant Coach) and Etta Egbe (Goalkeepers’ Trainer).
Egypt will host the third Africa U23 Cup of Nations, from November 8 to 22.
THE INVITED PLAYERS
•Goalkeepers: Amos Benjamin (Bayelsa United); Makanjuola Adewale (Ekiti United); Anozie Chinedu (FC IfeanyiUbah); Stanley Nwabili (Enyimba FC)
•Defenders: John Lazarus (Lobi Stars); Chidera Eze (Rangers International); Anumudu Udochukwu (Lobi Stars); Austin Ugochukwu (Kano Pillars); Chinedu Ajana (Katsina United); Kehinde Adeyemi (Sunshine Stars); Ndah Olisah (Remo Stars); Chinwendu Ali (Yobe Stars); Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars)
•Midfielders: Ayobami Junior (Shooting Stars); Isah Ndala (Nasarawa United); William Ukeme (Wikki Tourists); Olatunji Matthew (Enyimba FC); Seth Mayi (Plateau United); Yusuf Maigoro (Kano Pillars); Iwuala Anayo (Kada City); Cletus Emotan (Rivers United); Chigozie Obasi (Sunshine Stars); Chukwudi Agor (ASJ, Owerri)
•Forwards: Etiboy Akpan (Akwa United); Anas Mohammed (Shooting Stars); Chijoke Alaekwe (FC IfeanyiUbah); Shamman Tanze (Kano Pillars); Agboola Joshua (Katsina United); Wari Williams (Nasarawa United); Ebuka Okeke (Lamray United); Tolu Ojo (Remo Stars); Wasiu Alalade (Enyimba FC); Solomon Nsude (FC IfeanyiUbah)