Chief Coach of the national U-23 men’s football team, Dream Team VI Samson Siasia has selected 21 players who will tackle the Tunisia U-23 men’s team in a two legged encounter in Tunis and also 35 players who will also take part in the forth coming Super 6 2015 globacom premier league pre-season tournament coming up this weekend in Abuja,
Addressing the players before releasing the list, Coach Siasia said the players were selected based on their
performance and that none of the two teams is first or second, and that both teams are one and the same and as such the players should not go home feeling comfortable that they have been selected.
“My self and technical crew have selected the two teams so as to present strong teams in both competitions so that we will not be disgraced, so all you guys need to do is go out there and show the world what you have to offer, as that is the only way you can finally make this team”
The 21 players for Tunisia Goalkeepers Daniel Emmanuel Shinkut, Akande Abiodun Asimiyu, Bala Yusuf Mohammed.
Defenders: Okorom Stanley, Obanor Erhun, Oduduwa Segun Tope, Sani Faisal, Amuzie Stanley, Sincere Muenfuh Seth.
Midfielders: Azubuike Okechukwu Godson, Effiong Emmanuel Etim, Obochi Peter Eneojo, Godwin Savior Amunde.
Forwards: Odibo Godwin, Tiongoli Tonbara, Omofoman Freedom, Etebo Oghenekaro Peter, Ajayi Oluwafemi Junior, Adetunji Sunday, Peter Onyekachi Samuel, Ewenike Achibi Chibuike.
The selected 32 players for the Super Six Pre-Season tournament are:
Usman Mohammed, Newman Doubra, Solomon Ayoleke, Ikenna Nwobusi, Faisal Sheriff, Iroha Chukwuebuka, Christopher Madaki, Chijioke Omeke, Olawale Doyeni, Moughara Dede, Temitope Jayeola, Michael Ibe Okoro, Edmund Chinedu, Ubakanma Peter, Sunday Lawrence, Eze Chisom, Chinedu Obasi and Osita Simon.
Others are Oyeleye Adenyi, Izumi Okoronkwo, Josemaria Oteze, Jonah Usman, Daniel Amackson, Andrew Michael, Emmanuel .S. Daniel, Baker Ebiabowei, Ola Adeyemo, Akande Abiodun, Jonatham Osondu, Ichull Lordson, Austine Amutu, Abubakar Danbala, Ibrahim Adamu, Yahaya Adamu and Zaradeen Usman.
Coach Siasia will handle the team to Tunisia while Coach Fatai Amoo will be in charge of the team taking part in the Super Six.
Meanwhile the 36 man delegation to Tunisia are expected to depart from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Thursday night via an Emirates Airline.
Team secretary Sirajo Hassan, said the delegation to be led by Kachalla Babagana Kalli and are expected to arrive back to the country on the 30th of January, adding that all necessary details for the trip have been worked out.