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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

SUPER EAGLES SET TO REIGN IN SOUTH AFRICA AGAIN

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has picked his final squad for the African Nations Championship (Chan) and expectedly Chigozie Agbim and Azubuike Egwuekwe lead the pack.
Solomon Kwambe and Benjamin Francis are the other regulars in Keshi's 23-man squad that also includes Golden Eaglets goalkeeper Dele Alampasu, whose junior international colleague Taiwo Awoniyi failed to make the cut.
While Christian Pygbara and Abdullahi Shehu, who were part of the Flying Eagles team that featured in the Fifa U-20 World Cup, were also listed.
Nigeria have been listed alongside South Africa, Mali and Mozambique in Group A of the competition which will run between the 11th of January to the 1st of February.

The full squad is made up of three goalkeepers, eight defenders, six midfielders and six forwards.

THE FULL SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS:
Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers); Daniel Akpeyi (Heartland FC); Dele Alampasu (Abuja Football College)

DEFENDERS:
Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars); Francis Benjamin (Heartland FC); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves); Kunle Odunlami (Sunshine Stars); Ikechukwu Gabriel (Bayelsa United); Umar Zango (Kano Pillars); Bright Esieme (Enyimba FC); Erhun Obanor (Insurance FC)

MIDFIELDERS:
Ugonna Uzochukwu (Enugu Rangers); Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars); Christian Pyagbara (Sharks FC); Ikenna Hilary (Sunshine Stars); Abdullahi Shehu (Kano Pillars); Joshua Obaje (Warri Wolves)

FORWARDS:
Ejike Uzoenyi (Enugu Rangers); Gbolahan Salami (Shooting Stars); Barnabas Imenger (Lobi Stars); Aliyu Ibrahim (Nasarawa United); Christian Obiozor (Enugu Rangers); Ifeanyi Ede (Enyimba FC).
Stephen Keshi will be expecting his team to return to South Africa with the same spirit which saw them become African champions for the first time in 13 years bearing in mind though that he is going there with a totally different breed of players.

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