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Dele-Bashiru, Okonkwo Join Olympic Eagles In Camp Ahead U-23 AFCON

Dele-Bashiru,  Okonkwo Join Olympic Eagles In Camp Ahead  U-23 AFCON

Dele-Bashiru, Okonkwo Join Olympic Eagles In Camp Ahead U-23 AFCON

Watford midfielder Tom Dele-Bashiru has joined the U-23 Eagles camp ahead of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations scheduled to start in Egypt next month, reports Completesports.com.

Dele-Bashiru, who featured for the Flying Eagles at the FIFA U-20 World Cup this summer in Poland linked up with his teammates at their Abuja camp on Monday.

Another overseas-based player, Orji Okonkwo, who plays for Major League Soccer outfit, Montreal Impact, also joined the team’s camp on Monday.

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Only last week, former Golden Eaglets captain Kelechi Nwakali teamed up with the squad in camp ahead of the competition.

Imama Amapakabo’s wards are expected to the leave shores of the country on Thursday for the tournament which holds from 8th to 22nd November, 2019.

The Eagles are in Group B alongside Cote d’Ivoire, Zambia and South Africa.

The top three teams in the competition will represent Africa in the football event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Nigeria won the last edition four years ago in Senegal after edging out Algeria in the final.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Very positive. All three foreign based, very good players.

  • Ifeanyi Odiegwu 2 years ago

    Okereke, okoye, Awoniyi,and danise bonaventure should join them. Emmanuel Amunike should handle that team.

    • Ihaenacho can join too .

      • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

        Olu you’re right but Kele and his big boy attitude will not even show up if invited.

      • Kelechi is already over 23. The competition cut off date is for players born after 31 December 1996.
        He was born 3rd October 1996 so 3 months too old

  • Chairmanfemi 2 years ago

    Good news. Our Midfield has been blustered with Nwakali, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Okonkwo. Kingsley Micheal, Viv Otabor, Okoye should also be invited. The only bad news still in that team is the presence of that Failure of a coach that lacks Technical abilities called Imama. NFF are playing games with the Olympics by still retaining him. Anyway, all the best to them oo