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Siasia calls up 31 players for 11th AAG Games


By Lexi Elo

Nigeria U23 coach Samson Siasia has picked 31 players for the Dream Team VI’s camping exercise for the 11th All African Games billed for Congo Brazzaville. Lucky Jimoh, Bright Onyedikachi and Olisah Ndah were handed a call up in the squad that boasts of five foreign based players.

Usual suspects, Taiwo Awoniyi, Kingsley Sokari and Junior Ajayi whose contributions were key in the team’s qualification for the sporting event also have a chance to battle for a place in the final squad.

Nigeria’s Dream Team VI got zoned in a veritable ‘Group of Death’ where they will be facing two-time champions Egypt, rivals Ghana and Senegal in Group B. The football event of the quadrennial African multisport event will hold from September 3-18, 2015. Nigeria’s only triumph came on home soil in 1973 in Lagos.

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Daniel Emmanuel (Enugu Rangers FC); Bala Yusuf Mohammed (Kano Pillars); Erhun Obanor (Abia Warriors); Segun Oduduwa (Nath Boys); Amuzie Stanley (Sampdoria FC, Italy); Azubuike Okechukwu (Bayelsa United); Saviour Godwin (Plateau United); Etebo Oghenekaro (Warri Wolves); Junior Ajayi (3SC); Peter Onyekachi (Enyimba FC); Usman Mohammed (FC Taraba); Atanda Sodiq (Appolonia FC, Albania); Kingsley Sokari (Enyimba FC); Taiwo Awoniyi (Imperial Academy); Chima Akas (Sharks FC); Aminu Umar (Osmanispor FC, Turkey); Daniel Etor (Enyimba FC); Augustine Oladapo (FC IfeanyiUbah); Semiu Liadi (Warri Wolves); Tiongoli Tonbara (Bayelsa United); Ikechukwu Okorie; Etebong Akpan (Club Africain); Sincere Seth (Supreme Court); Abdullahi Shehu (Quadsia FC, Kuwait); Ndifreke Effiong (Abia Warriors); Abiodun Akande (3SC); Dele Alampasu; Lucky Jimoh (36 Lions); Bright Onyedikachi (FC IfeanyiUbah); Olisa Ndah; Solomon Efosa.

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