Salisu Yusuf, head coach of the Nigerian National B team has called to camp 35 home based players out of whom will be chosen as the Super Eagles B squad to face Ghana home and away in the 2023 African Nations Championship qualifying fixture in a few weeks. Top of the roll is Akwa United FC first choice goalkeeper Adeyinka Adewale, who was in the Super Eagles A squad for the international friendlies against Mexico and Ecuador in the United States of America earlier in the summer, Katsina United FC defender Sani Faisal, Akwa United midfielder Babatunde Bello, Enyimba FC’s Ojo Olorunleke and Rivers United midfielder Chiamaka Madu who were also in USA, are called, as well as veteran defenders Tope Olusesi and Samson Gbadebo.
The coach also extended the invitation to Nathaniel Nwosu with his excellent performance in goal for the Flying Eagles as they won the WAFU B U20 Cup in Niger Republic in May, as well as Rivers United defender Kazie Enyinnaya and NPFL top scorer Chijioke Akuneto.
All invited players are expected at the Bolton White Apartments in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Wednesday, 10th August. The Eagles B are to meet up with the Black Galaxies in the first leg in Accra on Sunday, 28th August with the return leg already scheduled for the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Saturday, 3rd September. The winner on aggregate will earn a ticket at the 7th African Nations Championship finals to be held in Algeria early next year.