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Salisu Calls Up Nwakalis, Sadiq, Alhassan, NPFL Stars For Atletico Friendly

Salisu Calls Up Nwakalis, Sadiq, Alhassan, NPFL Stars For Atletico Friendly

Nigeria B coach Salisu Yusuf has invited 23 players for Tuesday’s friendly match with Europa League winners Atletico Madrid of Spain at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, the Nigeria Football Federation announced on Thursday via a press release.

The mostly home-based squad also includes players from overseas such as Holland-based Rio 2016 star Sadiq Umar, Austria-based Alhassan Ibrahim and the Nwakali brothers Chidiebere and Kelechi, based in Scotland and Holland respectively.


Plateau United striker Tosin Omoyele and Katsina United defender Destiny Ashadi are also included as well as Akwa United goalkeeper Olorunleke Ojo, Enyimba’s Isiaka Oladuntoye, FC IfeanyiUbah defender Adeleye Olamilekan and Lobi Stars’ duo of Olufemi Kayode and Ebube Duru.

All invited players are expected to arrive at the Bolton White Apartments Hotel, Abuja on Friday, before the contingent moves to Uyo at the weekend.


Olufemi Kayode (Lobi Stars)

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Olorunleke Ojo (Akwa United)

Olufemi Thomas (Rangers International)

Musa Muhammed (Lokomotiv Plovdiv)

Stanley Okoroma (MFM FC)

Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars)

Ikouwem Utin (Enyimba FC)
Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah)

Austin Opara (MFM FC)

Isiaka Oladuntoye (Enyimba FC)

Chinedu Ajana (Katsina United)

Raphael Ayagwa (Plateau United)

Destiny Ashadi (Katsina United)

Kelechi Nwakali (MVV Maastricht, Netherlands)

Alhassan Ibrahim (FK Austrian Wien)

Chidiebere Nwakali (Aberdeen FC, Scotland)

Usman Mohammed (Norway)

Dayo Ojo (Sunshine Stars)

Emem Eduok (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey)

Sadiq Umar (NAC Breda, Netherlands)

Tosin Omoyele (Plateau United)

Kadiri Samadi (Lobi Stars)

Ibrahim Alhassan (Kano Pillars)

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  • ojo samuel 5 years ago

    this is good! it will develop the nwakalis, alhassan, ikouwem and Ojo for the future…yahaya in Villarreal , osimhen in Wolfsburg and obafemi in Southampton should have also been invited

  • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

    Nice one coach

  • Someone wil enter eagles Russia bound team with dis game against athletico on wesnesday . U go see 

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA. 5 years ago

    Where is Osimhen who play his game in Germany ???

  • Olayinka 5 years ago

    I feel we should have used this opportunity to finally test Alampasu and one of the half caste keepers (the one in Switzerland or the one in the German 2nd division) that people have been suggesting. Also Ebere Eze of QPR, Bonaventure of Brugge, Cyril Dessier.These type of games would help us differentiate between true talent and media/agent hype.

  • ako amadi 5 years ago

    There’s a World Cup every 4 years, and this group invited must see themselves as the nucleus of 2022. What they should be thinking about is how to help Nigeria qualify for the next World Cup. Osimhen is injured and ruled out for the rest of the season.