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Meet Ojo, Mbaoma , Adewale and other NPFL stars invited to the Super Eagles squad for Mexico/Ecuador Friendlies.


The Nigerian Soccer Federation on Tuesday tenth Could 2022 launched a listing of 30 gamers invited to the Super Eagles for the worldwide pleasant video games vs Mexico and Ecuador respectively.

8 NPFL gamers had been invited to the squad a improvement greeted with cheers by followers and followers of the Nigerian Skilled soccer league who’ve been clamouring extra inclusion of dwelling primarily based gamers in the Super Eagles roster.

Sportsration on this article presents the 8 gamers who obtained on the listing put collectively by Super Eagles first Assistant coach Salisu Yusuf .

GOALKEEPERS*

1. ADEWALE ADEYINKA (Akwa United)

A Former Junior worldwide , Adewale Adeyinka’s invitation to the Super Eagles squad is lengthy due.

The Promise Keepers First alternative Goalkeeper joins Sparta Rotterdam’s Maduka Okoye as considered one of three Goalkeepers invited for the two pleasant matches.

Adewale Adeyinka is a superb Goalkeeper with the flexibility, attain and character appropriate for a shot at the Super Eagles primary shirt.

2. OJO OLORUNLEKE (Enyimba Int’l)

Ojo Olorunleke has starred for Finidi George’s tutored Enyimba Worldwide group greater than John Noble this time period therefore his desire.

Noble was part of the Super Eagles squad for the World cup qualification playoffs and misses out alongside Francis Uzoho and Daniel Akpeyi .

Ojo Olorunleke will hope to get an opportunity between the sticks to justify his inclusion and stake declare for additional invites with the AFCON Qualifiers in sight.

DEFENDERS*

ISA ALI (Remo Stars)

Remo Stars have impressed this season. At one level a title Problem was mooted. Isa Ali has been considered one of the standout performers offering cowl for Goalkeeper Kayode Bankole.

Goalkeeper Bankole will really feel arduous carried out together with his omission however like the invited two , his time will come.

Isa Ali makes the Super Eagles squad few weeks after recovering from Harm and will work arduous to get in form.

4 IBRAHIM BUHARI (Plateau United)

Zaria born Central defender Ibrahim Buhari has been considered one of the star performers for NPFL title challengers Plateau United this season.

Ibrahim who joined the Jos primarily based aspect from Ranchers Bees in 2019 is in the phrases of his membership supervisor Fidelis Illechukwu a ” Hardworking participant and a delight to watch “.

*MIDFIELDERS*

5. AFEEZ NOSIRU (Kwara United)

Tammy Abraham’s lookalike , Afeez is considered one of the greatest defensive midfielders in the NPFL at the second.

The Kwara United Midfielder is a superb passer of the ball who does effectively in overlaying for his protection as effectively. With regulars Wilfred Ndidi and Frank Onyeka lacking on the roster, Afeez will fancy his probabilities of making his worldwide bow in of the pleasant matches.

6. CHIAMAKA MADU (Rivers United)

One in every of the greatest passers of the ball in the NPFL. Coach Salisu Yusuf is aware of Chiamaka MADU very effectively having labored with the former Rangers Midfielder on quite a few events at the Residence primarily based group plus throughout his reign as Enugu Rangers supervisor.

The Midfielder has been considered one of the gamers who’ve made Rivers United unplayable for other groups in the league this time period. Stanley Eguma shall be happy they took him from Rangers the place he starred for many seasons.

*FORWARDS*

7. VICTOR MBAOMA (Enyimba Int’l)

Speak of strikers who’re persistently banging targets in the Nigerian Skilled soccer league for the previous 4 to 5 seasons and Victor Mboama’s title will come high.

From Remo Stars to Akwa United again to Remo Stars from the place he joined Enyimba Worldwide Fc , Victor is all the time delivering the items and thus deserves this Super Eagles name up.

Victor Mboama has scored twelve targets already this season the final a stoppage time equalizer to assist the Folks’s Elephants to a 1-1 draw vs his former employers Akwa United Fc in Uyo on Sunday eighth Could 2022.

Super Eagles Assistant Supervisor Finidi George is aware of what Victor Mbaoma can supply having labored with the ahead this time period at Enyimba Worldwide Fc.

8. ISHAQ RAFIU (Rivers United)

Ishaq Kayode is firing Rivers United in direction of NPFL glory this season. The Ahead has scored 14 targets for Rivers United this time period.

A effectively deserved invitation for considered one of NPFL’s hottest prospects. The NPFL Prime scorer joins a star studded attacking division that has in it’s ranks the likes of Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis, Everton ahead Ademola Lookman, Almeria’s Sadiq Umar and so on.

Solely 25 gamers from the 30 man pool of invited gamers will prosecute the worldwide friendlies towards Mexico on Could twenty eighth 2022 and June 2nd 2022 in the United States of America.

The 22 international primarily based gamers are:

Goalkeeper: Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland);  Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland).

Midfielders: Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford FC, England); Azubuike Okechukwu (Yeni Malatyaspor, Turkey); Samson Tijani (Pink Bull Salzburg, Austria); Alhassan Yusuf (Royal Antwerp FC, Belgium)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Ademola Lookman (Leicester Metropolis, England); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Emmanuel Dennis (Watford FC, England); Cyriel Dessers (Feyenoord FC, The Netherlands).

What number of of this NPFL stars do you assume will make the ultimate 25 man squad ?

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