Coach of the National U-23 Men’s football team, Samson Siasia has selected 21 players that will tackle the Tunisia’s U-23 Men’s teamin a two legged encounter in Tunis and another batch of 35 players to take part in the forth coming Super-6, a pre-season tournament scheduled for this weekend in Abuja.
Speaking to the players before releasing the list, Coach Siasia said the players were chosen based on their performance, emphasising that none of the two teams is first or second.
He told them that both teams were one and the same and as such the players should not go home feeling comfortable that they have been selected.
“The technical crew and I have selected the two teams so as to present strong teams in both competitions so that we will not be disgraced, so all you guys need to do is, go out there and show the world what you have to offer, as that is the only way you can finally make this team”
The 21 players for Tunisia are:
Daniel Emmanuel Shinkut, Akande Abiodun Asimiyu, Bala Yusuf Mohammed.
Defenders: Okorom Stanley, Obanor Erhun, Oduduwa Segun Tope, Sani Faisal, Amuzie Stanley, Sincere Muenfuh Seth.
Azubuike Okechukwu Godson, Effiong Emmanuel Etim, Obochi Peter Eneojo, Godwin Savior Amunde.
Odibo Godwin, Tiongoli Tonbara, Omofoman Freedom, Etebo Oghenekaro Peter, Ajayi Oluwafemi Junior, Adetunji Sunday, Peter Onyekachi Samuel, Ewenike Achibi Chibuike.
The 35 players for the pre-season tournament are: Usman Mohammed, Newman Doubra, Solomon Ayoleke, Ikenna Nwobusi, Faisal Sheriff, Iroha Chukwuebuka, Christopher Madaki, Chijioke Omeke, Olawale Doyeni, Moughara Dede, Temitope Jayeola, Michael Ibe Okoro, Edmund Chinedu, Ubakanma Peter, Sunday Lawrence, Eze Chisom, Chinedu Obasi and Osita Simon.
Others are Oyeleye Adenyi, Izumi Okoronkwo, Josemaria Oteze, Jonah Usman, Daniel Amackson, Andrew Michael, Emmanuel .S. Daniel, Baker Ebiabowei, Ola Adeyemo, Akande Abiodun, Jonatham Osondu, Ichull Lordson, Austine Amutu, Abubakar Danbala, Ibrahim Adamu, Yahaya Adamu and Zaradeen Usman.
Coach Siasia will handle the team to Tunisia while Coach Fatai Amoo will be in charge of the team taking part in the super 6.
Meanwhile, the 36 man delegation to Tunisia will leave on Thursday night.
Team’s secretary, Sirajo Hassan, told reporters that Kachalla Babagana Kalli would lead the team to Tunis and were expected to return on the 30 January.