U-23 Eagles Off To Omdurman For AFCON Qualifier Vs Sudan
The U-23 Eagles on Tuesday left the shores of the country for Omdurman ahead of Friday’s Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, final round, qualifying fixture against hosts, Sudan, reports Completesports.com.
18 players and their officials left the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Tuesday afternoon for the game.
“Our U23 Eagles have departed for Omdurman ahead of their first leg final round #AfconU23Q against Sudan. Goodluck to them. #U23Eagles #SUDNGA,”reads a tweet on the official Twitter handle of the Nigeria Football Federation.
Foreign-based quartet, Azubuike Okechukwu, Stephen Odey, Taiwo Awoniyi and Sunday Faleye were among the players that make the trip.
The return leg match will be played at the Stephen Keshi Stadium,Asaba on September 9 with the overall winners advancing to the U23 AFCON in Egypt in November.
The tournament proper will serve as the qualifying competition for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
THE FULL SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Abubakar Adamu, Agbor Ekoi
Defenders: Nda Olisa, Stephen Manyo, John Lazarus, Ebube Duru, Collins Ogbodo, Etboy Akpan
Midfielders: Okechukwu Azubuike, Fatai Gbadamosi, Ndifreke Effiong, Onyeka Ogochukwu
Forwards: Sunday Adetunji, Taiwo Awoniyi, Sunusi Ibrahim, Sunday Faleye, Muyiwa Olabiran, Stephen Odey
By Adeboye Amosu