Salisu Yusuf releases 20-man list for CHAN qualifiers against Republic of Benin

Yusuf called up 30 home-based players for a training camp in Kano which he has now cut to 20.

Super Eagles

The Super Eagles Team B will face the Republic of Benin on Sunday, August 13 with the second leg to hold in Kano a week later.

Captained by Ikechukwu Ezenwa and his assistant, left back Chima Akas, the likes of Stephen Odey of MFM FC, Akwa United quartet of Ibrahim Alhassan, Aremu Afeez, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi and defender Emmanuel Ariwachukwu will depart for Cotonou. On Friday, August 11.

Abia Warriors star Sunday Adetunji has been dropped from the team because of an injury he sustained in last week Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game against Lobi Stars.

Enyimba captain Mfon Udoh and Plateau United’s Elisha Golbe have also been dropped.

Sunday’s game will kick off at 4 pm.

Full Squad List:

Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Theophilus Afelokhai (Enyimba FC); Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United)

Defenders: Orji Kalu (Rangers International); Stephen Eze (FC IfeanyiUbah); Ariwachukwu Emmanuel (Akwa United); Chima Akas (Enyimba FC); Nasiru Sani (Katsina United); Osas Okoro (Rangers International)

Midfielders: Hafiz Aremu (Akwa United); Raphael Ayagwa (Lobi Stars); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United); Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars); Samuel Mathias (El-Kanemi Warriors); Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United)

Forwards: Sikiru Olatubosun (MFM FC); Thomas Zenke (Nasarawa United); Stephen Odey (MFM FC); Kingsley Eduwo (Lobi Stars); Ifeanyi George (Rangers International).

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