train Salisu Yusuf has opted for goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders Orji Kalu and Osas Okoro, midfielders Alhassan Ibrahim and Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, forwards Stephen Odey and Ifeanyi George, and 13 other players for Sunday’s 2018 African international locations Championship qualifying in shape away to Benin Republic.
There are also goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye, defender Chima Akas, midfielder Rabiu Ali and forward Thomas Zenke.
Goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai, defenders Ariwachukwu Emmanuel, Stephen Eze and Nasiru Sani, midfielders Hafiz Aremu, Raphael Ayagwa and Samuel Mathias and forwards Sikiru Olatubosun and Kingsley Eduwo complete the listing of the taking part in physique as a way to fly from Kano to Lagos on Friday after which make the quick go back and forth to Cotonou through street comparable day.
The Confederation of African football has appointed Algerian referee Mustapha Ghorbal to take charge of proceedings on the Stade de l’Amitie on Sunday, ranging from 4pm.
he will be assisted by way of compatriots Mokrane Gourari (Assistant Referee 1), Mohammed Serradj (Assistant Referee 2) and mentioned Aquina (Reserve Referee).
After Nigeria failed to reach the finals of the first two variants of the competitors solely reserved for footballers plying their exchange of their international locations’ home Leagues, the super Eagles won the bronze medals at the 0.33 edition in 2014. They alternatively may now not make the knock –out stage on the fourth model in Rwanda early final 12 months.
The return leg will hold at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano on Saturday, 19th August, with the winner qualifying for the fifth African countries Championship scheduled for Kenya early next yr.