U-23 AFCON: Imama Takes Nwakali, Awoniyi, Bashiru and 18 Others To Egypt

Olympic Eagles Coach Imama Amapakabo has named youth football prodigy Kelechi Nwakali, Liverpool Loanee Taiwo Awoniyi  and former Flying Eagles midfielder Tom Dele-Bashiru in his squad for the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations that will take place in Egypt.

Nigeria who are the defending Champions will hope to defend their title from Group B alongside Ivory Coast, Zambia and South Africa in the tournament that will take place from 8th of November to 22nd of November this year with eight teams vying for three spots for the Men Football tournament of Tokyo 2020.

21 OLYMPIC EAGLES FOR U23 AFCON TITLE DEFENCE IN EGYPT

Goalkeepers: Adamu Abubakar (Wikki Tourists); Mohammed Galadima (Nasarawa United); Kingdom Osayi (Giant Brillers).

Defenders: Olisah Ndah (Remo Stars); Samuel Atavti (Esperance FC, Tunisia); Valentine Ozornwafor (UD Almeria, Spain); Sincere Seth (Boluspor FC, Turkey); Josiah Chukwudi (Spartak Tranava, Slovakia); Anthony Izuchukwu (Nest Sotra, Norway); Bitok Stephen (FC Isloch, Belarus).
Midfielders: Sunusi Ibrahim (Nasarawa United); Aliyu Yau Adam (Spartak Jurmala, Latvia); Muyiwa Olabiran (Tambov FC, Russia); Kelechi Nwakali (FC Huesca, Spain); Ndifreke Effiong (Akwa United); Sunday Faleye (Wacker FC, Austria); Tom Dele-Bashiru (Watford FC, England); Azubuike Okechukwu (Basaksehir FC, Turkey).

Forwards: Orji Okwonkwo (Bologna FC, Italy); Taiwo Awoniyi (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England).

By Olamide Oyetunji

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