–Team to depart Nigeria Wednesday
Former U-20 international Gero Abdullahi was the surprise exclusion from the 21 –man list released by the Head Coach of U-23 Eagles Coach Samson Siasia for this weekend’s All- Africa Games qualifying game against Gabon in Libreville.
Others who failed to make the team are Aminu Umar, who arrived late to camp and Warri Wolves’ forward Freedom Omofonma who also arrived camp late after his club’s CAF Confederation Cup game in Burkina Faso.
The list of 16 home boys and five overseas- based professionals are expected to depart the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on Wednesday evening for Gabon aboard an Ethiopia Airline flight.
The 21 players for the job are Daniel Emmanuel, Akande Abiodun, Obanor Erhun, Okorom Stanley, Oduduwa Segun, Sani Faisal, Sincere Seth, Atanda Sodiq, Azubuike Okechukwu, Godwin Savior, Tiongoli Tonbara, Saliu Popoola, Oshobe Oladele, Mohammed Usman, Kingsley Sokari, Etebo Oghenekaro, Ajayi Junior, Peter Onyekachi, Iwobi Alex and Paul Onwachu.