Nigeria Football

U-23 AFCON: Siasia calls Osimhen, to replace withheld Issac Success

The head coach of the Nigeria U-23 national team Samson Siasia has selected Chile U-17 World Cup highest goal scorer Victor Osihmen and 20 other players to represent Nigeria at this month’s Africa U-23 Cup of Nations coming up in Senegal, the Nigeria Football Federation has announced.

Osimhen replaces Granada’s Isaac Success, who was initially included but was not released by the club embroiled in a La Liga relegation battle.

According to the list released by Coach Siasia in Banjul, after the team’s second friendly game against the Gambian U-20 national team, Baby Scorpions, the Chile revelation will be joined by captain of the team and Turkey based defensive midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu who is leading a list of 3 foreign professionals which includes Liverpool’s Taiwo Awoniyi and CS Sfaxien of Tunisia’s Ajayi Junior.


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