Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh, has released the names of 26 players, who will report for training camp ahead of next year’s CHAN in Rwanda. Nigeria have been drawn into Group C, along with Niger Republic, Tunisia and Guinea. Invited players are to report at the Bolton White Apartments in Abuja by December 14. The tournament runs between January 16 and February 7 and is the version of African Cup of Nations played only by home based players. Nigeria came third in the 2014 CHAN hosted by South Africa where Nigeria’s Ejike Uzoenyi emerged the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars); Olufemi Thomas (Enyimba FC); David Obiazor (Heartland FC); Okemute Odah (Warri Wolves)
Defenders: Kalu Orji (Enugu Rangers); Austin Oboroakpo (Warri Wolves); Jamiu Alimi (Shooting Stars); Mathew Etim (Enugu Rangers); Stephen Eze (Sunshine Stars); Chima Akas (Sharks FC); Chris Madaki (Giwa FC)
Midfielders: Ifeanyi Mathew (El-Kanemi Warriors); Paul Onobi (Sunshine Stars); Usman Mohammed (FC Taraba); Bature Yaro (Nasarawa United); Osas Okoro (Enugu Rangers); Bartholomew Ibenegbu (Warri Wolves); Julius Ubido (Heartland FC); Ibrahim Salawa Attah (Shooting Stars); Christian Madu (Enugu Rangers)
Forwards: Ezekiel Bassey (Enyimba FC); Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves); Tunde Adeniji (Sunshine Stars); Bright Onyedikachi (FC IfeanyiUbah); Chisom Chikatara (Abia Warriors); Prince Aggrey (Sunshine Stars)