Siasia Picks 25 For Congo

NIGERIA’S Under-23 head coach, Samson Siasia, has picked 25 players ahead of the African Under-23 championship final round, first leg clash against Congo’s Red Devils.
Siasia said the selected players will be joined by four overseas-based professionals, Imoh Ezekiel, Aminu Umar, Sodiq Popoola and Gabriel Abalo for the final phase of preparations for the crucial game billed for the Adokiye Amiesiemaka Stadium, Port-Harcourt on July 19.
The former Super Eagles manager enjoined the dropped players not to despair but continue to work hard in their respective clubs.
“For those who did not make the cut, you do not have to be discouraged, but to work even harder to keep yourselves among the pool of players that could be called up for future assignments as the team prepare for the return leg and the All Africa Games in Congo,” said Siasia to the NFF official website, www.thenff.com.
The Under-23 gaffer then released players whose clubs have league games at the weekend with a stern warning to report in Port Harcourt tomorrow or risk immediate ejection from the team.
The Dream Team V1 delegation to Port Harcourt will depart Abuja for Port Harcourt tomorrow.
The players selected are:
Goalkeepers: Daniel Emmanuel, Yusuf Mohammed, Emmason Daniel
Defenders: Segun Oduduwa, Erhun Obanor, Iroha Ebuka, Amuzie Stanley, Chima Akas, Atanda Sadiq, Ikechukwu Okorie, Nnaemeka Uzoma
Midfielders: Azubuike Okechukwu, Usman Mohammed, Tiongoli Tonbara, Godwin Savior, Emeka Kenneth, Etor Daniel, Olisah Ndah, Eteobong Elisha, Oladapo Augustin, Musa Yahaya
Strikers: Taiwo Awoniyi, Peter Onyekachi, Junior Ajayi, Etebo Oghenekaro