The duo of Henry Onyekuru and Victor Osimhen will be drafted into U-23 Eagles for Tuesday’s U-23 Africa Cup of Nations second leg qualifying fixture against Libya, reports Completesports.com.
Imama Amapakabo’s men must overturn a 2-0 first leg deficit to book a spot in the final qualifying round.
Completesports.com further learnt that aside from Onyekuru and Osimhen, the likes of Valentine Ozornwafor, Ikouwen Udoh and other players who still fall within the age bracket will be drafted into the squad for the game.
Onyekuru and Osimhen are part of the 23 players invited by Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr for the games against the Pirates of Seychelles and the Pharaohs of Egypt.
Nigeria won the last edition of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations held for the second time in Senegal four years ago following a 2-1 win over Algeria at the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor in Dakar.
Africa’s flag-bearers in the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament of Tokyo 2020 will emerge at the 3rd U-23 Africa Cup of Nations to hold in Egypt in November this year.
By Adeboye Amosu