National U-23 coach Austin Eguavoen has called up 16 foreign based players for the final phase of camping ahead of the forthcoming CAF inaugural U-23 championship in Morocco.
The List has three players from Italy, four from Spain, two from Ukraine, and one each from Albania, Turkey, Israel, England, Portugal, Sudan and Ivory Coast.
Eguavoen who had last week embarked on a tour of Europe warned that “There is no automatic shirt in this team all players must come prove that they are worthy of making the final twenty one to the championship”
The 16 players are expected to join up with the team next week in Ghana and the coach has a deadline of November 16 to submit his final list of 21 for the championship.
Nigeria begin its campaign in the U23 championship against Morocco on the 26th in Tangiers.
Nurudeen Orelesi ( FC Skenderbue, Albania) Obiora Nwankwo (Parma FC, Italy) Odion Ighalo( Granada FC, Spain) Uchechi Daniel ( Sheffield Wednesday, England) Haruna Lukman ( FC Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine) Nnamdi Oduamadi (Torino, Italy) Nosa Igiebor (Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Israel) Babatunde Micheal ( Kryvbas FC, Ukraine) Suswam Terna ( Victoria Setubal, Portugal) Daniel Adejo (Reggina, Italy) Lawal Raheem ( Atletico Belareas, Spain) Ekigho Ehiosun ( Samsunpor FC, Turkey) Olaitan Otubanjo (Atletico Madrid, Spain) Stephen Nworgu ( Al-Merreikh, Sudan ) Ramon Azeez ( Almeria, Spain) Kayode Olarenwaju ( Asec Mimosa, Ivory coast)