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NFF Invites 26 Home-Eagles For Congo Invitational Tourney

NFF Invites 26 Home-Eagles  For Congo Invitational Tourney

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has listed 26 players for an invitational tournament in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Completesports.com reports.

Nasarawa United forward Silas Nwankwo, who was top scorer in the NPFL in the 2020/21 season, Lobi Stars goalkeeper Stanley Nwabili, Akwa United defender Adeleke Adekunle and Enyimba’s Tosin Omoyele are among the players invited for the invitational tourney.

The team will be handled by NFF Technical director Austin Eguavoen and his assistant, Paul Aigbogun.

Host nation DR Congo, Nigeria, Congo Brazzaville and Sierra Leone will take part in the competition.

The four nation tourney will run from September 30 to October 3.

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All the matches will take place at Stade Martyrs, Kinshaha.

The Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Stanley Nwabali (Lobi Stars), Mohammed Galadima (Wikki Tourists), Adewale Adeyinka (Akwa United)

Defenders: Christopher Nwaeze (Kwara United), Afeez Nosiru (Kwara United), Tope Olusesi (Rangers), Fahad Usman (Kano Pillars), Sanusi Abdulmutalif (Katsina United), Henry Ochuba (Adamawa United), Adeleke Adekunle (Abia Warriors), Ibrahim Buhari (Plateau United)

Midfielders: Steven Jude (Kwara United), Ugochuckwu Ugwuoke (Rangers), Cyril Olisema (Enyimba), Auwalu Ali Mallam (Rivers United), Mustapha Jibrin (Kano Pillars), Aliyu Mansoor (Katsina United), Chigozie Obasi (Enyimba)

Forwards: Christian Nnaji, Chinonso Eziekwe (Rangers), Tosin Omoyele (Enyimba), Nerot Silas (Plateau United), Uche Onwuasonaya (Rivers United), Emo James (Bayelsa United), Rabiu Zulkifilu (Plateau United), Silas Nwankwo (Nasarawa United)

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  • Peter Opotoboruwe 3 years ago

    These players are good enough.

  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    Aigbogun again? These NFF guys are jokers, why not let the coach of the winning league team progress to handling the best players in the league, by this way we will also access him. Every reasonable person will know that a league winning coach is technically better than other league managers.

    The recycling of Aigbogun, Ladan Bosso and the other one can’t remember his name must stop. Can’t we give chance to Akwa United Coach or Fidelis the former MFM coach? I bet these guys are geniuses that would blossom in national environment.

    • odion 3 years ago

      and what is yobo doing is he not the ass super eagles coach

  • I support you.The incompetent,lazy unorganized NFF executives will not act that way never. Their work is always to re-cycle coaches. The question is “Is it Austine Eguavo and Aigbogun that will lead the team for the qualifiers and the tournament proper if Nigeria Chan Eagles qualify?” What is preventing the lazy NFF from appointing the coaches so that they can get their players ready to mpact their philosophy. Like I keep on repeating, this present NFF will not achieve anything for any of our National teams in term winning any trophy unless they do the right thing at right time. Mark it it is not a curse. As you lay your bed so lay on it. Let us continue to pray. God help Nigeria.

  • Edoman 3 years ago

    Are these not the same players that came to US and got thrashed by the Mexicans ? Good luck!!!!!!!

  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    Opposition scouting – Aigbogun
    Monitoring of the league – Aigbogun
    Coaching the CHAN team – Aigbodun
    Technical reports – Aigbogun

    But NFF and Mr mathematical told us 100 international caps and a dozen seasons in Europe qualifies Yobo to coach the Super Eagles…..LMAOOoo. Why then is Aigbogun doing all the work of previous Asst. SE coaches…LMAOOoo? Even with the CAF A license they hurriedly procured for him so as to fulfil CAF regulations to sit on the national team’s bench, (I wonder how someone gets an A license without pre-requisite C and B licenses), they still cant trust him with even our CHAN team for simple friendlies…LMAOOooo…not even qualifiers o. Simple friendly invitational involving DRC, Congo Brazzaville and Sierra Leone…..LMAOOoo???

    I dared the NFF last year to hand the CHAN team to their beloved son if they were sure they hired the right Asst coach for the Super Eagles…..over a year later its still a bridge too far for them……LMAOOooo. The question remains, why, for what, who and how did Yobo become the asst manager of the super eagles of Nigeria…???

    Time sure has a way of revealing the truth. You can force a horse to the river but cant force it to have a drink. You can force someone into coaching but you cant force them to be a coach.

    Once again, we are 1 suspension or illness away from having a coachless Super Eagles team. I pray that day doesnt come anytime soon.

    • God bless you for your incisive comment and that is why I don’t hesitate to always read your messages. Once again God bless you.

      • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

        May God bless you too my brother.

        Honestly, I see no reason why Yobo shouldn’t be the one leading this squad to DRC. For samanja’s sake, its a mere friendly invitational involving homebased players of Sierra Leone, and the 2 Congos. Its not a FIFA graded invitational, there’s absolutely NOTHING at stake. We stand nothing to lose even if we dont win a game in the series.

        So what’s the big deal in handing the team to Yobo to lead to Kinshasa…? If not for anything else, at least for the sake of even practicing as a coach for the first time ever and using the opportunity to start practicalizing all he has been learning so far in his coaching classes and in the senior national team since over a year now

        Or are his 100 caps and 3 world cup participations not good enough to be a coach anymore…? LMAOoooo. If NFF is scared of tasking Yobo to lead a team to a mere friendly invitational, is it crucial qualifiers or major tournaments like CHAN, U23, U20 or U17 AFCON, they hope or want to thrust on his shoulders…? And if they are scared of handling a mere experimental squad to him, how and what then were they thinking when they named him the Assistant SE coach…? LMAOOOoo.

        Anyways as they say…..”time will tell”. But we will never stop talking about these things…NEVER.

  • kingsley 3 years ago

    But wait oooo. you assembling players a week to a tournament. Is this not ridiculous

  • Papafem 3 years ago

    The usual story of the technical problems bedevilling our home based teams. They can play. Dominate a match. Boss the game , I mean against any African opposition. But in that final third, their goal – scoring decisions can be so awkward. It is in Nigeria you will see a striker in national team colours converting a goal after squandering twenty. The technical department of the NFF doesn’t seem to realize that this is a big, major problem of many of our home – grown teams, across different age groups and clubs of national teams. At the under – 20 WC in Egypt in 2009, it destroyed Siasia’s team. At he few CHAN’s I’ve watched, same story. In our local league, , same problem. For clubs representing us on the continent, same story. Something is very wrong with the coaching methodology and these people at the NFF keep recycling same set of coaches who have killed us in the past. Save Manu Garba and Siasia teams, a lot of Nigerian coaches handling our national teams are whacks.

    Has anybody noticed that South Africa now has a conspicuous playing pattern, irrespective of the team they present? Free- flowing , very purposeful brand of football with emphasis on keeping possession , putting a very skillful player in the middle of the park, forcing technically bereft teams to play according to their dictates. Reason they they’ve been going to FIFA competitions with teams raised from a quality domestic conten: U-20, U-17, U-23, men and women.

    Amunike with the array of stars in his possession lost to Sudan. You need to see the glaring opportunities Osimhen and co missed that day in Lagos.

    The NFF technical committee should engage seasoned technocrats to develop a unique playing system for our national teams and ensure enforcement through training and retraining of our our coaches. We have enough talents in the local league to do well internationally. The problem is majorly poor game planning.

    Bosso of all coaches? What criteria did they use in selecting him? I watched Nigeria vs Chile in 2007 World Youth Championship, quarter final. They made a serious mess of us because of this man’s poor coaching. Aigbogun’s case is even worse. He has failed on three occasions but they keep on giving him national team jobs. Yet we have lot of very serious coaches out there, begging to be given just a chance. Our problem in this country is becoming generational and only God can break this vicious cycle.

  • Nff are the main problem of Our Super eagles and Super falcon, Politics in the football administration is growing under the leadership of Mr. Pinnick. Super eagles and Super falcon can not win any trophy with this.

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