30 NPFL Stars invited for CHAN

The Super Eagles’ Chief Coach, Salisu Yusuf, has invited 30 players to camp for next month’s 2018 African Nations Championship, CHAN qualifying fixture against the winner between Togo and Benin Republic.

Nigeria Professional Football League leading scorer, Stephen Odey, Akwa United’s midfielder, Alhassan Ibrahim, Elisha Golbe of League leaders Plateau United and Chiamaka Madu of champions Enugu Rangers are top on the list of invitees.

Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and three other players all got invitations.

Kano Pillars’ midfielder Rabiu Ali, Mathias Samuel of El-Kanemi Warriors, Nassarawa United’s Thomas Zenke and Sunday Adetunji of Abia Warriors will also report in camp.

Togo and Benin Republic will conclude their qualifying fixture this month.

The CHAN tournament is exclusively for African players playing in their country’s domestic leagues.

Nigeria, 2014 bronze medalists, will be up against the winner of a preliminary fixture between their West African neighbours, with the first leg taking place on the weekend of August 11 to 13 in either Cotonou or Lome, and the return leg in Nigeria on Saturday, August 19.


Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Theophilus Afelokhai (Enyimba FC), Okiemute Odah (Lobi Stars), Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United)

Defenders: Jamiu Alimi (Kano Pillars); Orji Kalu (Rangers International); Stephen Eze (FC IfeanyiUbah); Ariwachukwu Emmanuel (Akwa United); Elisha Golbe (Plateau United); Chima Akas (Enyimba FC); Nasiru Sani (Katsina United), Osas Okoro (Rangers International), Chinedu Ajanah (ABS FC)

Midfielders: Hafiz Aremu (Akwa United); Emeka Atuloma (Rivers United); Raphael Ayagwa (Lobi Stars); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United); Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars), Samuel Mathias (El-Kanemi Warriors), Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United), Chiamaka Madu (Rangers International)

Forwards: Mfon Udoh (Enyimba FC); Prince Aggreh (FC IfeanyiUbah); Sikiru Olatubosun (MFM FC), Thomas Zenke (Nasarawa United); Austin Oladapo (Gombe United), Stephen Odey (MFM FC); Kingsley Eduwo (Lobi Stars), SundayAdetunji (Abia Warriors), Ifeanyi George (Rangers International)

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