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Amapakabo Names Okechukwu, Nwakali, Awoniyi, Dele-Bashiru 17 Others In Final Squad For U-23 AFCON 2019

Amapakabo Names Okechukwu, Nwakali,  Awoniyi, Dele-Bashiru 17  Others In Final Squad For U-23 AFCON 2019

Olympic Eagles head coach Imama Amapakabo has named Kelechi Nwakali, Azubuike Okechukwu, Taiwo Awoniyi and Tom Dele-Bashiru in his final 21-man squad for the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, reports Completesports.com.

Amapakabo also named former FlyingEagles defender Valentine Ozornwafor, Austria-based winger Sunday Faleye; NPFL goal king, Ibrahim Sunusi and Orji Okonkwo in his squad.

Players and officials of the team left Abuja for Egypt 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.

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Olympic Eagles coach Amapakabo (r) and assistant coach Kennedy Boboye.

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 Olympic Eagles Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Adamu Abubakar , Mohammed Galadima, Kingdom Osayi

Defenders: Olisa 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

Forwards: Taiwo Awoniyi, Bright Enobakhare, Orji Okonkwo

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Bobo Colorado springs 2 years ago

    Not a bad squad, except for the goalkeepers.

  • Chairmanfemi 2 years ago

    Very good squad. The only problem now is the Coach. If these boys will win, know that it’s by there own Technical abilities. All 3 forward play abroad. Bright Enobhakare is on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers and we all know about the remaining strikers. See the Midfield and Defense with Very sound players playing Abroad. Sincere Seth plays in Belarus, Hard-tackling Valentine and the rest are known names like Tom Dele-Bashiru, Nwakali, Sunusi, Ndifereke amongst others. So the Coach has no excuse to Fail! The players are Good. Over to you Imama and Boboye

    • Shege Luzzy 2 years ago

      Bro our concerns are blood relatives.I sincerely doubt the capabilities of these coaches.if only they can grow technically like the growth of their beards,then we would be saying Eureka.All the same .good luck Naija

      • Correct squad. Imama now u are on track. I can now confidently support you! U have gathered enough tilents wish is my first concern and most important duty of a good coach, knowing the right players to call. I strongly believe we can retain the title one more time. Carry on boys trust you guys.

  • Never mind I will be their technical adviser only in grp stage.for now the 1st advise is for him to blend the team on arrival in Egypt by making is attack guys the 1st line of defence. In preparation for 1st game.

  • These are good players. Though, I know almost nothing about the keepers.

    It’s now left for the coach in the area of technical input.

    God bless Nigeria.

    Good luck guys.