- The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play the winner between Togo and Benin in a two-legged CHAN qualifier
- Super Eagles stars Ikechukwu Ezenwa of FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Stephen Odey of MFM FC called-up
- The African Nations Championship (CHAN) is a tournament for African based national team players
Chief coach of the homed-based Super Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf, has invited 30 players to camp for next month’s 2018 African Nations Championship Qualifiers.
The team will play the winner between Togo and Benin Republic who face off in a preliminary fixture.
NPFL leading scorer Stephen Odey, Akwa United Alhassan Ibrahim, Kano Pillars’ captain Rabiu Ali are also called up.
The first leg will be played on the weekend of 11th – 13th August in either Cotonou or Lome, and the return leg in Nigeria on Saturday, 19th August.
Nigeria were bronze medalists at the 2014 edition under the late Stephen Keshi.
The full squad as announced bthe NFF;
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Theophilus Afelokhai (Enyimba FC), Okiemute Odah (Lobi Stars), Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United)
Defenders: Jamiu Alimi (Kano Pillars); Orji Kalu (Rangers International); Stephen Eze (FC IfeanyiUbah); Ariwachukwu Emmanuel (Akwa United); Chima Akas (Enyimba FC); Nasiru Sani (Katsina United), Elisha Golbe (Plateau United); Osas Okoro (Rangers International), Chinedu Ajanah (ABS FC)
Midfielders: Hafiz Aremu (Akwa United); Emeka Atuloma (Rivers United); Raphael Ayagwa (Lobi Stars); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United); Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars), Samuel Mathias (El-Kanemi Warriors), Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United), Chiamaka Madu (Rangers International)
Forwards: Mfon Udoh (Enyimba FC); Prince Aggreh (FC IfeanyiUbah); Sikiru Olatubosun (MFM FC), Thomas Zenke (Nasarawa United); Austin Oladapo (Gombe United), Stephen Odey (MFM FC); Kingsley Eduwo (Lobi Stars), SundayAdetunji (Abia Warriors), Ifeanyi George (Rangers International).
Meanwhile, you can see NAIJ.com's video of the Super Eagles training ahead of the World Cup qualifiers;