Coach
of Nigeria’s U23 national team, Imama Amapakabor has given insight
into how he will structure his team as they go into this week’s AFCON
qualifier against Libya in Tunisia.

Imama
told NigerianFootballer.com that he will make up the defence line
with players from the Nigeria Professional Football League while the
attackers will be built from players in Europe.
I
do not know what you all call the Dream Team because I do not know
what the Nigerian dream is, but I see this team as the B Team of the
Super Eagles and my boss (Gernot Rohr) is here and I try to let him
know whatever we are doing. Whatever I do is in conjunction with
him. We put our heads together all the time to see what best we can
do,” Amapakabo told NigerianFootballer.com.

“It’s
a defense line made up of strictly the home-based players and an offensive team made up of strictly our players from Europe. So it is
the responsibility of the home-based players to hold forth for us
while the foreign-based too…”
Imama
explained that the response to call up to the camp of the team was
more favourable with players based abroad than those based in
Nigeria.
We
were able to put a team together in three weeks that will give
Nigeria good representation.
We
drew up a list of players that we wanted to come into camp but
unfortunately, up till last weekend we were having problems with the
home lads.
We
are fortunate that we have been able to call up some players from
Europe and the response has been favorable.”
Fifteen
players and officials of the team left Nigeria on Monday for
Bergandan, Tunisia for the first leg of the encounter against Libya.

Eight
foreign-based players will join them in Tunisia. The team is made up
of twelve home-based players and eleven foreign-based.
THE FULL SQUAD
Goalkeepers:
Adamu Abubakar, Olawale Oremade, Galadima Mohammed
Defenders:
Joshua Oghene Akpade, Udochukwu Anumudu, Stephen Manyo, Ebube
Duru, Ojo Adebayo, John Lazarus, Etiboy Akpan
Midfielders:
Azubuike Okechukwu, Olatunji Oluwadare, Fatai Adebowale, Kelechi
Nwakali, Kingsley Michael, Tosin Kehinde, Bonaventure Dennis
Forwards:
Olabiran Blessing Muyiwa, Samuel Chukwueze, Orji Okonkwo, Chidera
Ezeh, Taiwo Awoniyi, David Okereke

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