Overseas –based expert players, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Orji Okonkwo have joined the camp of the Nigeria U23 group, Olympic Eagles preparing for subsequent month’s U23 Africa Cup of Nations taking spot in Egypt.
Earlier, midfield lubricator Kelechi Nwakali, who captained the U17 National Group to Globe Cup glory in Chile 4 years ago, had rejoined the squad that he helped safe victories more than Libya and Sudan in the qualifiers to earn Nigeria a berth at the finals in Egypt.
Okonkwo, who plays for Canadian side, Montreal Effect joined the rest of the group on Monday as the overseas –based experts continued to stream into camp ahead of this week’s departure to Egypt.
His arrival has offered Head Coach lmama Amapakabo and his assistants a lot more attacking solutions ahead of the tournament.
The Olympic Eagles are anticipated to the leave shores of the nation on Thursday for the tournament which holds eightth – 22nd November in Cairo, with Nigeria playing in Group B which also has Cote d’Ivoire, Zambia and South Africa.
One more overseas –based expert in camp is Tom Dele-Bashiru, who featured for the U20 National Group, Flying Eagles, at the FIFA U20 Globe Cup finals in Poland in the summer season.
The 20 -year old midfielder plies his trade with English Premier League side Watford FC, and was born in the city of Manchester, England to Nigerian parents. He scored Nigeria’s third purpose as the Flying Eagles obliterated Qatar four- in their opening game of the FIFA U20 Globe Cup in Poland.