By Amosu Adeboye
U-23 Eagles head coach Imama Amapakabo has named Kelechi Nwakali, Azubuike Okechukwu, Taiwo Awoniyi and Tom Dele-Bashiru in his final 23-man squad for the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Amapakabo also named former FlyingEagles defender Valentine Ozorwanfor, Austria-based winger Sunday Faleye, NPFL goal king, Ibrahim Sunusi and Orji Okonkwo in his squad.
Players and officials of the team left Abuja on Thursday afternoon for the competition.
The Eagles will start their campaign against Cote d’l voire on November 9 at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo.
South Africa and Zambia are the other teams in their group.
The competition will run from November 8th to November 28th.
The top three teams in the competition will represent Africa in the football event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
THE FULL SQUAD
GoalkeepersAdamu Abubakar , Mohammed Galadima, Kingdom Osayi
DefendersOlisa Ndah, Valentine Ozorwanfor, Sincere Seth, Josiah Chukwudi, Anthony Izuchukwu, Samuel Atavti, Bitok Stephen
Midfielders Ibrahim Sunusi, Kelechi Nwakali, Sunday Faleye, Ndifreke Effiong, Azubuike Okechukwu, Tom Dele-Bashiru, Muyiwa Olabiran, Aliyu Yau Adam
ForwardsTaiwo Awoniyi, Bright Enobakhare, Orji Okonkwo