Oliseh selects 23 Eagles for 2016 CHAN

Nifemi Faniel

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, on Saturday selected 23 Super Eagles players to represent Nigeria at the 2016 African Nations Championship billed for Rwanda.

The CHAN Eagles will campaign in Group C of this year’s championship alongside 2011 winners Tunisia, Niger Republic and Guinea, with matches to be played at the Stade Regional Nyamirambo, Kigali.

Leading the pack are Former junior international goalkeeper, Femi Thomas, Shooting Stars’ central defender Jamiu Alimi and former Beach Eagles’ captain, Bartholomew Ibenegbu.

Also in the list are Enyimba FC’s skillful winger, Ezekiel Bassey, former junior international Ifeanyi Mathew and the Sunshine Stars’ trio of Paul Onobi, Prince Aggrey and Tunde Adeniji.

Meanwhile, the CHAN Eagles and its technical crew flew out of the country on Saturday afternoon to Cape Town, South Africa, for a 10 –day pre-Championship training camp where they will battle fellow Rwanda –bound Angola and Cote d’Ivoire on January 6 and 11 respectively.

Oliseh has arrived in South Africa ahead of the delegation.

Team List:

Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars); Olufemi Thomas (Enyimba FC); Okiemute Odah (Warri Wolves)

Defenders: Austin Oboroakpo (Abia Warriors); Kalu Orji Okogbue (Enugu Rangers); Jamiu Alimi (Shooting Stars); Mathew Etim (Enugu Rangers); Chima Akas (Sharks FC); Stephen Eze (Sunshine Stars); Christopher Madaki Maichibi (Giwa FC); Samson Gbadebo (Lobi Stars)

Midfielders: Ifeanyi Mathew (El-Kanemi Warriors); Paul Onobi (Sunshine Stars); Usman Mohammed (FC Taraba); Yaro Bature (Nasarawa United); Bartholomew Ibenegbu (Warri Wolves); Ibrahim Attah Salau (Shooting Stars)

Forwards: Osas Okoro (Enugu Rangers); Ezekiel Bassey (Enyimba FC); Tunde Adeniji (Sunshine Stars); Bright Onyedikachi (FC IfeanyiUbah); Chisom Chikatara (Abia Warriors); Prince Aggrey (Sunshine Stars)

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