*Complete list of team released
By Olayinka Elebute, Oluwole Francis
Kano State Football Association (FA) Chairman, Alhaji Inuwa Sheriff, has assured the invited players of the home-based Super Eagles, of the State’s warm reception. The NFF board member said this in Kaduna during Comrade Ahmed Yusuf Fresh’s 8-a-side football competition that was held in Kaduna.
Sheriff, who is also NFF Head of Protocol is happy the team has chosen his state. Kano State as a camp site for the team’s qualifiers against Republic of Benin or Togo saying the people of Kano love good football and now that the Super Eagles team is in the pyramid city, the people will show them love that they have never experienced as a team before anywhere in Nigeria.
With large attendance of fans during their training schedules, it shows that my people love Kano Pillars so much and we have some of our players Rabiu Ali Pele and Jamiu Alimi in the team. So, you know how happy they will be to see their players in the team.
We have taken it as our duty to make sure the team will enjoy everything they need to enable them to come back again to visit us in Kano or change their mind to play for Kano Pillars in the future, Sheriff said.
The Super Eagles will resume camping in Kano from 24th of July in their preparation for CHAN 2018 qualifiers in Kenya.
List of the invited players:
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Theophilus Afelokhai (Enyimba FC), Okiemute Odah (Lobi Stars), Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United)
Defenders: Jamiu Alimi (Kano Pillars); Orji Kalu (Rangers International); Stephen Eze (FC IfeanyiUbah); Ariwachukwu Emmanuel (Akwa United); Elisha Golbe (Plateau United); Chima Akas (Enyimba FC); Nasiru Sani (Katsina United), Osas Okoro (Enugu Rangers), Chinedu Ajanah (ABS FC)
Midfielders: Hafiz Aremu (Akwa United); Emeka Atuloma (Rivers United); Raphael Ayagwa (Lobi Stars); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United); Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars), Samuel Mathias (El-Kanemi Warriors), Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United), Chiamaka Madu (Enugu Rangers)
Forwards: Mfon Udoh (Enyimba FC); Prince Aggreh (FC IfeanyiUbah); Sikiru Olatubosun (MFM FC), Thomas Zenke (Nasarawa United); Austin Oladapo (Gombe United), Stephen Odey (MFM FC); Kingsley Eduwo (Lobi Stars), Sunday Adetunji (Abia Warriors), Ifeanyi George (Enugu Rangers)