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.
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.
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