24 Home Based Players Begin Training On Sunday

Published: October 31, 2012
24 Home Based Players Begin Training On SundayCoach Stephen Keshi has invited 24 home based players to begin training on Sunday in Abuja ahead of Nigeria's friendly with Venezuela on November 14.

An analysis of the squad shows that two goalkeepers, nine defenders, five midfielders and eight offensive players have been selected by the former New Nigeria Bank libero.

Keshi has some fresh faces in the squad. For the first time, Kano Pillars' Gambo Mohammed, Kwara United's Solomon Yaya, Ugwu Uwadiegu of Enyimba, Gomo Odunku (Sharks) and midfielder Emmanuel Ajia of Lobi Stars have been invited to the national selection.

Making a return to the Eagles fold is Kano Pillars ace Gabriel Reuben, who was recently chosen the Best National Team Player and Player of the Year by some of Nigeria's respected journalists.

Invited Players
Goalkeepers: Chigozie Agbim (Warri Wolves), Daniel Akpeyi (Heartland)
Defenders: Godfrey Oboabona, Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Umar Zango, Papa Idris (Pillars), Benjamin Francis, Kingsley Udoh (Heartland), Solomon Yaya (Kwara United), Ugwu Uwadiegwu (Enyimba)
Midfielders: Emeka Eze (Rangers), Henry Uche (Enyimba), Gabriel Reuben (Pillars), Okey Azubuike (Tornadoes), Emmanuel Ajia (Lobi)
Forwards: Ejike Uzoenyi (Rangers), Sunday Mba (Warri Wolves), Gomo Onduku (Sharks), Mannir Ubale, Gambo Mohammed (Pillars), Sanusi Sani (Gombe United), Anthony Okpotu (Lobi), Obinna Nwachukwu (Heartland)

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