Awoniyi, Chukwueze included as Imama picks 11 foreign, and 12 home-based for U23 AFCON qualifiers against Libya Nigeria Football | Nigeria sports news, transfers & gossips
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Awoniyi, Chukwueze included as Imama picks 11 foreign, and 12 home-based for U23 AFCON qualifiers against Libya

Taiwo Awoniyi and Samuel Chukueze will be leading the list of foreign based professionals that will be spear heading Nigeria U23 in their AFCON clash against Libya.

According to report, coach Imama Amapakabo has concluded his 23-man squad for the clash against Libya and there are 11 foreign-based and 12 home-based players on the list.

Taiwo Awoniyi, Samuel Chukueze, Azubuike Okechukwu, Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis, and David Okereke.

The bulk of the foreign stars will join the team in Tunisia directly from their various bases.

The home-based players include MFM FC defender Joshua Akpade, Stephen Manyo from Enyimba, Etiboy Akpan of Akwa United as well as the Lobi Stars trio of Udochukwu Anumudu, Ebube Duru and John Lazarus.

The squad are due to fly out to Tunisia Monday morning from Lagos.

Nigeria U23s Final Squad:

Goalkeepers: Adamu Abubakar, Olawale Oremade, Galadima Mohammed

Defenders: Joshua Oghene Akpade, Udochukwu Anumudu, Stephen Manyo, Ebube Duru, Ojo Adebayo, John Lazarus, Etiboy Akpan

Midfielders: Azubuike Okechukwu, Olatunji Oluwadare, Fatai Adebowale, Kelechi Nwakali, Kingsley Michael, Tosin Kehinde, Bonaventure Dennis

Forwards: Olabiran Blessing Muyiwa, Samuel Chukwueze, Orji Okonkwo, Chidera Ezeh, Taiwo Awoniyi, David Okereke

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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