U23 Afcon qualifiers: Amapakabo announces squad for Libya game

Nigeria U23 coach Imama Amapakabo has named his 23-man squad for the upcoming U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Libya.

As expected, Royal Mouscron’s Taiwo Awoniyi and Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze have been included in the list.

The squad also includes Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis, FC Porto B’s midfielder Kelechi Nwakali and Orji Okonkwo, who is on loan at Montreal Impact from Italian club Bologna.

Amapakabo has picked three goalkeepers — all of who ply their trade in the Nigeria Professional Football League — as well as seven defenders, including Lobi Stars’ Ebube Duru and Etboy Akpan, who plays for Akwa United.

The first leg will hold in Bergandan, Tunis, on Wednesday.

THE SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

Adamu Abubakar – El-Kanemi Warriors🇳🇬
Olawale Oremade – Kwara United🇳🇬
Galadima Mohammed – Nasarawa United🇳🇬

DEFENDERS

John Lazarus – Lobi Stars🇳🇬
Stephen Manyo – Enyimba🇳🇬
Ebube Duru – Lobi Stars🇳🇬
Etboy Akpan – Akwa United🇳🇬
Joshua Akpudje – MFM FC🇳🇬
Adebayo Ojo
Ugochukwu Anumudu – Lobi Stars🇳🇬

MIDFIELDERS

Azubuike Okechukwu – Rizespor🇹🇷
Tosin Kehinde – CD Feirense B🇵🇹
Kelechi Nwakali – Porto B🇵🇹
Kingsley Michael – Perugia🇮🇹
Dare Olatunji – Enyimba🇳🇬
Fatai Adebowale – Shooting Stars🇳🇬

FORWARDS

Samuel Chukwueze – Villarreal 🇪🇸
Taiwo Awoniyi – Royal Excel Mouscron🇧🇪
Emmanuel Dennis – Club Brugge🇧🇪
Chidera Ezeh – Portimonense 🇵🇹
David Okereke – La Spezia🇮🇹
Orji Okonkwo – Montreal Impact 🇨🇦
Blessing Olabiran – Tambov FC🇷 🇺

All first leg matches:

EGYPT 🇪🇬 2⃣0⃣1⃣9⃣ UNDER➖2⃣3⃣ AFCON QUALIFIERS

Second Round || First Leg Fixtures
🗓 Wednesday, March 20

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Burundi 🇧🇮 🆚 🇨🇬 Congo
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