The League Management Company has released a list of 24 Nigeria Professional Football League stars that will feature in the friendly against Valencia and Malaga next month.
Top on the list of players invited by head coach of the side Salisu Yusuf are captain of the team Chima Akas, goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai, Abia Warriors’ Austin Obaroakpo, NPFL top scorers Godwin Obaje, Kano Pillars centre-back Jamiu Alimi and Enyimba’s Ezekiel Bassey.
Only six members of the squad that featured at the African Nations in Rwanda made the list.
Two players, Chinedu Udoji and Dare Ojo who play for Enyimba are on the standby list.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Theophilus Afelokhai, Emeka Nwabulu
Defenders: Etim Matthew, Ifeanyi Nweke, Chima Akas, Austine Obaroakpo, Jamiu Alimi, Emmanuel Ariwachukwu
Midfielders: Ibrahim Alhassan, Chares Henlong, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi,
Obinna Nwobodo, Dare Ojo
Forwards: Ezekiel Bassey, Joseph Osadiaye, Mohammed Bata, Chisom Egbuchulam, Godwin Obaje, Ismaila Gata, Sikiru Olatunbosun