Yusuf invitations Buhari, 29 others to U.S. for Mexico, Ecuador friendlies | The Guardian Nigeria Information


Defender Ibrahim Buhari of Plateau United, goalkeepers OJo Olorunleke of Enyimba, Akwa United’s Adewale Adeyinka and 5 different home-based gamers are amongst 30 gamers listed, yesterday, by the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) for Tremendous Eagles’ pleasant video games towards Mexico and Ecuador in the USA on Might 28 and June 2 respectively.

The listing compiled by Tremendous Eagles’ First Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf, additionally consists of Captain Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, who missed Nigeria’s ill-fated Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier towards Ghana and Cyril Dessers, who final performed for Nigeria in 2020.

Nigeria will meet Mexico on the AT & T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, on Might 28, earlier than flying to New Jersey to deal with Ecuador on the Purple Bull Enviornment, Harrison, on June 2.

The opposite home-based gamers in Yusuf’s crew are Enyimba’s Victor Mbaoma, Ishaq Rafiu (Rivers United), Isa Ali (Remo Stars), Chiamaka Madu (Rivers United) and Babatunde Afeez Nosiru (Kwara United).

Based on NFF, solely 25 gamers will make the ultimate listing for the tour, which is preparatory to subsequent month’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches towards Sierra Leone in Abuja on June 9 and São Tomé & Príncipe in Marrakech, Morocco on June 13.

Aside from the newcomers, additionally within the listing are the standard squad members together with 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); and Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland).

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

Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze; Ademola Lookman (Leicester Metropolis); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain) and Emmanuel Dennis (Watford FC, England) full the listing.



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