Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Super Eagles

Keshi names 23 for 2013 Afcon



Head coach of the Nigeria national team, Stephen Keshi has called up 23 domestically-based players to camp ahead of the Super Eagles’ participation at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Enugu Rangers’ goal keeper, Chigozie Agbim was invited to the squad as were regulars, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Godfrey Oboabona and Ejike Uzoenyi.

One Europe-based player, Fegor Ogude who is currently on holidays in Nigeria was also asked to report to camp.

The team is expected at its usual abode at the Bolton White Apartment, Zone 7, Abuja on Sunday, December 16, all players and officials are expected at the time and training will effectively starts on Monday, December 17.

The list of foreign based players is expected to be named in the week leading to Christmas, as the team is expected to travel by 27 December for the final phase of its camping in Faro, Portugal.

Meanwhile Keshi says he expects the players to give their best as camp opens on Sunday.

‘The players know what to expect. This is very serious business and I expect them to give their best,” he told supersport.com.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Chigozie Agbim (Rangers), Daniel Akpeyi (Heartland), Femi Thomas (Enyimba)

Defenders: Godfrey Oboabona, Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Umar Zango, Papa Idris (Kano Pillars), Benjamin Francis, Kalu Orji (Heartland), Moses Bunde (Lobi)

Midfielders: Sunday Chinedu, Emeka Ezeh (Rangers), Henry Uche (Enyimba), Gabriel Reuben (Kano Pillars), Philip Asuquo (Shooting Stars), Pius Samson (Ranch Bees), Fegor Ogude (Valerenga/NOR)

Forwards: Ejide Uzoenyi, Sunday Mba (Rangers), Gomo Onduku (Sharks), Mannir Ubale, Gambo Mohammed (Kano Pillars), Anthony Okpotu (Lobi)

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
The real Afcon fireworks can begin
The boys are now being separated from the men. As a result, I have also lost my bet about who will...

John Dykes
The beginning of the end
Saturday’s Showdown at the Bridge has been described as being either the start of this season’s...

Neil Tovey
Bafana hit speed bump
I kept hearing that Bafana Bafana could win Afcon 2015. From the first whistle, I guarded against...

Emeka Enyadike
Mali, Guinea and the curse of Mongono
“We now need to respect the rules, we don’t have choice. We are going to shake before the draw, as...

Carol Radull
TIAF - This is African Football
I love big competitions because before they start everyone has something to say about how the...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
The football hasn't been great thus far
It is easy for some of us who are proudly African and who were brought up on Afcon tournaments down...