28 C
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Subscribe to News360 Info by Email
Home News Four Golden Eaglets players get U23 team call-up

Four Golden Eaglets players get U23 team call-up

Global day of prayer with Rev Chris Oyakhilome

The exceptional performances of four players from the current Golden Eaglets team has seen them earn invitations to the Nigeria U-23 National Team.

Head coach of the U23 team, Samson Siasia, confirmed the invitation of the quartet to the camp of the Dream Team in preparation for this month’s Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Senegal.

According to a statement on the NFF official website, Siasia, who already secured the approval of the NFF for the invitation of the youngsters, called up skipper of the side, Kelechi Nwakali, tournament’s top scorer, Victor Osimhen, and the two wing –backs, John Lazarus, and Udochukwu Anumudu.

Osimhen finished as the top scorer in Chile, scoring a record-breaking 10 goals while Nwakali was voted as the MVP of the tournament.

Speaking on the qualities that made him invite them, Siasia said: “I have been monitoring the progress of these boys while the team was being built by my brother, Emmanuel Amunike. Don’t forget we were in the same hotel and used the same pitch to train and I have been impressed with what I saw them do in Chile, so I think what I just did was rewarding them for a job well done.

“Their invitation is only to tell other players that they too can progress to the senior cadre if they are level headed and keep working on their game. For me age is not a factor; if they can give me what I want, then they will be part of my team to Senegal. But they must justify their invitation for no player in my team has automatic shirt.”

Siasia added that he had with the approval of the NFF given the four invited players one week to rest with their families before joining up with the rest of the squad in Gambia where the team would be putting finishing touches to its preparations for Senegal.

The tournament in Senegal also doubles as the Olympic Qualifiers for Africa.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah dies

The Kuwaiti royal palace has announced the death of Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah. He was aged 91.

Chinese teacher sentenced to death for poisoning children

A kindergarten teacher in China has been sentenced to death for poisoning dozens of children in an act of revenge against a...

Independence Anniversary: FG declares 1st of October public holiday

The Federal Government has declared October 1, 2020 as a public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary. The...

Lagos by-election won’t be an easy ride for APC

The National Rescue Movement (NRM) said the Oct.31 Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe Constituency II, State House of Assembly by-political race won't...

Recent Comments