Otubanjo, Worgu to lead early arrivals


Atletico Madrid striker, Olaitan Otubanjo will lead the pack of early arrival to the Accra camp of Nigeria’s U23s as some European clubs on Tuesday confirmed the arrival date of their players.

Otubanjo who has featured in only one game for the Olympic Eagles, will hit the Lizzy Sports Complex on Wednesday Austin Eguavoen reiterates that “invited foreign-based players who are not regulars in their clubs must come prove themselves to earn a place in the team to the inaugural CAF U-23 championship billed to kickoff on the 26th of this month in Morocco”.

El-Merreikh of Sudan striker, Stephen Worgu (In pic) arrives Accra on Thursday followed by Torino of Italy midfielder, Nnamdi Oduamadi whose arrival date is on the 13th of this month while Victorial Setubal defender, Terna Suswam joins the team 24 hours later.

FC Parma of Italy Midfielder, Obiora Nwankwo, Orelesi Nurudeen (Skenderbeu, Albania); Uchechi Daniel (Sheffield Wednesday, England); Micheal Babatunde (Kryvbas, Ukraine); Olarenwaju Kayode (ASEC Mimosa, Ivory Coast) and Lawal Raheem (Atletico Belares, Spain) are all expected next week.

All invited foreign based players have until the 12 of this month to notify Coach Austin Eguavoen of the arrival date.

Meanwhile the Olympic Eagles gaffer has issued late invitations to Tochukwu Dimaku (Hapoel Akko, Israel); Daniel Agbakwu (Free State stars, South Africa); Biobaku Taofeek (Atletico Belares, Spain).

First day of action at the Lizzy Sports complex was around fitness test for players while the technical crew of the team engaged the administrative support staff in a 5 aside warm up game which ended 3-1 in favour of the Coach Austin Eguavoen led technical crew.
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