See Siasia’s Squad For The CAF U-23 Championship

Samson Siasia
Samson Siasia

Coach of Nigeria’s U-23 team, Samson Siasia, has announced his final 21-man squad for the CAF U-23 championship in Senegal.

The Dream Team VI Coach listed four overseas-based professionals in his team.

The four foreign-based players are – Taiwo Awoniyi from German second division side, FSV Frankfurt, Junior Ajayi of Tunisian club CS Sfaxien, Isaac success from La Liga side Granada and Azubuike Okechukwu, who is based in Turkey, reports.

There are no players for seven-time champions Enyimba after the coach dropped Kingsley Sokari and Etor Daniel for insisting on leaving training camp to play a final league game with their club in Lagos.


Nigeria will begin its campaign against Mali on Sunday.

The team will also battle Egypt on December 2 and play Algeria in the final group B game three days later.

The top three teams will qualify automatically for next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Emmanuel Daniel (Enugu Rangers), Yusuf Mohammed (Kano Pillars), Emmanuel Iwu (Heartland).

Defenders: Sincere Seth (Supreme Court FC), Seun Oduduwa (Nath Boys), Zaharadeen Bello (Kano Pillars), Seun Olubayo (Sunshine Stars), Chizoba Amaefule(Dolphins), Ebuka Iroha (Diamond Football Academy).

Midfielders: Ndifreke Effiong (Abia Warriors), Usman Mohammed (FC Taraba),Tiongoli Tobara (Bayelsa United), Bature Yaro (Nasarawa United), Oghenekaro Etebo (Warri Wolves), Azubuike Okechukwu (Yeni Matalatyaspor/Turkey), Godspower Aniefiok (Kano Pillars), Stanley Dimgba (Warri Wolves).

Forward: Kufre Ebong (Warri Wolves), Junior Ajayi (CS Sfaxien/Tunisia), Taiwo Awoniyi (FSV Frankfurt/Germany), Isaac Success (Granada CF/Spain).

SEE ALSO: African Games: We Came Here To Win Gold, But Bronze Is Better Than Nothing – Samson Siasia

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