Samson Siasia names Osimhen in the 21-man squad to Africa U23 Nations Cup

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Victor Osimhen

Nigeria’s under-23 team coach Samson Siasia, has chosen the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup star player, Victor Osimhen, in his final 21-man squad for the Africa U-23 Nations starting this weekend in Senegal.

Osimhen, fresh from his record-breaking exploits in Chile where he emerged the first and only player ever to score 10 goals in a single tournament, is one of the five strikers that would lead Nigeria’s quest for goals in Senegal.

In this final roster, only four players are plying their football trade outside the shores of Nigeria as foreign clubs are not obliged to release players as the tournament is not on FIFA calendar.

The Dream VI will be campaigning in Group B where they are pitched alongside Egypt, Algeria and Mali.

With Nigeria failing to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics last term, the pressure is on Coach Siasia to get a ticket to Brazil.

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The top three teams from the Senegal tournament will be flying Africa’s flag at next year’s Rio Olympics.

The qualifier kicks off on November 28 and would be played in Dakar and M’bour, with the final match set for December. 12.

The final list:

1. Emmanuel Daniel
2. Yusuf Mohammed
3. Emmanuel Iwu
4. Segun Oduduwa
5. Sincere Seth
6. Azubuike Okechukwu
7. Ajayi Junior
8. Oghenekaro Etebo
9. Taiwo Awoniyi
10. Usman Mohammed
11. Ndifreke Effiong
12. Chukwuebuka Iroha
13. Stanley Dimgba
14. Godspower Aniefiok
15. Bature Yaro‎
16. Zaradeen Bello
17. Amaefule Chizoba
18. Seun Olulayo
19. Tiongoli Tonbara
20. Kufre Ebong
21. Victor Osimhen

Culled from Premium Times

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