• Sat. Apr 20th, 2024

Int’l Friendly: NFF names Gabriel Osho, Benjamin Tanimu and 24 others for Ghana and Mali

The Nigeria Football Federation has named Gabriel Osho, Benjamin Tanimu and 24 others for the March international break where the Super Eagles will face Ghana and Mali in Morocco, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.

Nigeria who finished second at the Africa Cup of Nations, retained a bulk of the squad with Wilfred Ndidi, Jamilu Collins, Tyronne Ebuehi, Nathan Tella, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru and Cyriel Dessers making a return to the Super Eagles.

Three-time African champions, Nigeria will face Ghana’s Black Stars on March 22 and  Les Aigles of Mali on March 26 in Marrakech. The team without a coach will be without Ahmed Musa, William Troost Ekong, Zaidu Sanusi and Ola Aina.

England-based defender Gabriel Osho and Tanzania-based Benjamin Tanimu are teaming up with the group for the first time.

ALL THE INVITED PLAYERS:

Goalkeepers: Stanley Nwabali (Chippa United, South Africa); Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Ojo Olorunleke (Enyimba FC)

Defenders: Gabriel Osho (Luton FC, England); Chidozie Awaziem (Boavista FC, Portugal); Bright Osayi-Samuel (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey); Tyronne Ebuehi (Empoli FC, Italy); Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Calvin Bassey (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (Cardiff City, Wales); Benjamin Tanimu (Ihefu SC, Tanzania)

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England), Raphael Onyedika (Club Brugge, Belgium); Alhassan Yusuf (Royal Antwerp FC, Belgium); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Alex Iwobi (Fulham FC, England)

Forwards: Nathan Tella (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Sadiq Umar (Real Sociedad, Spain); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC, Italy); Fisayo Dele-Bashiru (Hatayspor, Turkey); Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest, England); Cyriel Dessers (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland)

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