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Sadiq Umar, Nwakali brothers named in Nigeria’s squad to face Atletico Madrid

Home-based Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf has named Nigeria’s 23-man squad list to face Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in an friendly game billed for the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Tuesday, May 22.

NAC Breda striker Sadiq Umar, Arsenal loanee Kelechi Nwakali, Manchester City loanee Chidibere Nwakali were some of the stars featured in the squad list released on Thursday.

Notably, sixteen players from different NPFL top sides also made the list composed of three goalkeepers, eight defenders, seven midfielders and five striker’s.


Olufemi Kayode (Lobi Stars)
Olorunleke Ojo (Akwa United)
Olufemi Thomas (Rangers International)
Musa Muhammed (Lokomotiv Plovdiv)
Stanley Okoroma (MFM FC)
Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars)
Ikouwem Utin (Enyimba FC)
Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah)
Austin Opara (MFM FC)
Isiaka Oladuntoye (Enyimba FC)
Chinedu Ajana (Katsina United)
Raphael Ayagwa (Plateau United)
Destiny Ashadi (Katsina United)
Kelechi Nwakali (MVV Maastricht, Netherlands)
Alhassan Ibrahim (FK Austrian Wien)
Chidiebere Nwakali (Aberdeen FC, Scotland)
Usman Mohammed (Norway)
Dayo Ojo (Sunshine Stars)
Emem Eduok (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey)
Sadiq Umar (NAC Breda, Netherlands)
Tosin Omoyele (Plateau United)
Kadiri Samadi (Lobi Stars)
Ibrahim Alhassan (Kano Pillars)

According to The NFF, all invited players are expected to arrive at the Bolton White Apartments Hotel, Abuja on Friday, 18th May before the contingent moves to Uyo at the weekend.

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