Head Coach of the U-23 National Team, Dream Team, Samson Siasia has charged the newly invited players to brace up to the challenge of justifying their invitation to the national camp as they should not see their invitation as a tea party.
Addressing the players at dinner at their Serob Hotel Camp, the head coach said the team does not have time on its hands before they take on Congo in the final qualifying fixture for the African U-23 Championship, and as such, any player who does not live up to the challenges ahead will be sent packing immediately.
Disclosing that Congo will not be a walk in the pack, Coach Siasia said he will use one week to access the new players as he expects some overseas based professional players to join up with the team before the middle of the month.
Meanwhile, aside the Warri Wolves’ duo of Oghenekaro Etebo and Freedom Omofonma, and Ubong Ekpai of Kano Pillars who is presently with the Super Eagles preparing for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Chad, the remaining 27 invited players have arrived camp beating the Monday deadline handed down by Coach Siasia.
The players already in camp are:
DANIEL EMMANUEL – RANGERS
ABIODUN AKANDE- 3SC
YUSUF MOHAMMED- KANO PILLARS
DANIEL EMMASON- AKWA UTD
OBANOR ERHUN- ABIA WARRIORS
SEGUN ODUDUWA- NATH BOYS
SINCERE SETH- SUPREME COURT
IROHA EBUKA- DIAMOND FOOTBALL ACADEMY
SANI FAISAL- ABUJA FOOTBALL ACADEMY
ANIYIKAYE ADELEYE- GABROS FC
CHISOM KISITO- DIAMOND FOOTBALL ACADEMY
EKPO GODWIN- UNATTACHED
AZUBIKE OKECHUKWU-BAYELSA FC
TIONGOLI TONBARA-BAYELSA FC
FREEDOM OMOFOMAN-WARRI WOLVES
USMAN MOHAMMED-TARABA FC
OKEKE UCHE – ENYIMBA FC
DANIEL ETOR – ENYIMBA FC
SUNDAY GABRIEL – DIAMOND FOOTBALL ACADEMY
ETEOBONG ELISHA – ESPERANCE
CHRISTOPHER GEORGE JENOM – GABROS FC
PETER ONYEKACHI – ENYIMBA FC
JUNIOR AJAYI – 3SC FC
AKINBULE AYONFE – GATEWAY FC
MOSES OMODUEMUKE- UNATTACHED
IYORHE LUTER BENJAMIN – TARABA FC