Stephen Keshi Release 24-man Squad For Ghana Friendly

Nigeria head coach Stephen Keshi has named a 24-man squad ahead of an international friendly against Ghana’s U-23 team [Black Meteors] on Friday November 7.

The squad which is entirely made up of locally-based players has goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim and defender Azubuike Egwuekwe who all represented the country at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The game however will be used to inaugurate the newly-built 30, 000 capacity Akpa Ibom Stadium in Uyo.

Nigeria squad to face Ghana

Goalkeepers: Chigozie Agbim (Gombe United); Daniel Akpeyi (Warri Wolves); Theophilus Afelokhai (Kano Pillars)

Defenders: Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars); Idris Aloma (El-Kanemi Warriors); Chimma Akas (Sharks FC); Nelson Ogbonna (Heartland FC); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves); Erhun Obanor (Bendel Insurance); Bright Esieme (Enyimba FC); Umar Zango (Kano Pillars)

Midfielders: Christian Pyagbara (Sharks FC); Charles Henlong (Giwa FC); Joseph Nathaniel (Sharks FC); Stanley Dimgba (Warri Wolves); Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars); Chinedu Udeaga (Enugu Rangers); Kingley Sokari (Enyimba FC); Tony Edjomarigwe (Nasarawa FC)

Forwards: Mfon Udoh (Enyimba FC); Christian Obiozor (Enugu Rangers); Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves); Osaguona Ighodaro (Enugu Rangers); Emem Eduok (Dolphins FC)

Meanwhile the Black Meteors who a currently camping at the Ghanaman Soccer center of excellence in Prampram are scheduled to depart Ghana on Wednesday November 5 for the big game.

Stephen Keshi who was reinstated as head coach of the Super Eagles will be hoping to record a massive win over Ghana in other to prove his proficiency as the perfect man for the Nigeria coaching job.

Whiles Meteors coach Malik Jabir will use the test game as part of his side’s preparation ahead of the upcoming All African games qualifiers.

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