Okpako, Dimaku get Olympic Team call up


Austin Eguavoen has extended invitation to former Bendel Insurance and Kano Pillars midfielder Solomon Okpako (pictured left) for next weekend’s 2nd leg All Africa Games qualifying match against Liberia.

Okpako who presently plays for Greek side, Panionios is one of the three foreign newcomers invited to the team.

The 20 year old was instrumental to the Super Eagles team B winning the last WAFU Cup competition held in Nigeria.

Eguavoen has also opened the door for former JUTH of Jos striker Fatai Kehinde who plays his club football in Romania with Astra Ploiesti.

Also invited is Hapoel Acre of Israel star Dimaku Tochukwu Fidelis.

All three players are among ten foreign based players invited for the April 30 game against Liberia in Benin City.

Others are Dele Ajiboye( Pontevedra-Spain), Nurudeen Orelesi( Dinamo Tirana- Albania) Edet Ibok (Atletico Baleares- Spain) Uchechi Chima (Leicester City - England)

Nosa Igiebor ( Lillestrom-Norway) Ganiyu Oseni (Kieng Giang-Vietnam) and Nnamdi Oduamadi (AC Milan- Italy).

According to Team Media Officer Arafat Aliu the players are expected to hit camp latest on Wednesday, April 27th.

The First leg of the Nigeria Liberia encounter played in Monrovia ended 1-1.

The will observe a rest on Tuesday due to the state house of assembly elections holding nationwide.
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