Kelechi Nwakali tops Nigeria squad for Atletico Madrid friendly

The Netherlands based midfielder has been invited for Super Eagles’ friendly against the newly crowned Europa League champs

Nigeria B head coach Salisu Yusuf has invited 23 players for May 22 hybrid friendly against Atletico Madrid.

The fixture billed for the Godswill Akpabio Stadium will see the Super Eagles battle Los Rojiblancos – who dismissed Olympique Marseille 3-0 to win the Europa League on Wednesday.

The squad is a blend of foreign and local based professionals with Kelechi Nwakali, Ojo Olorunleke, Musa Muhammed and Dayo Ojo making the cut.

Also invited are Femi Thomas, Tosin Omoyele, Alhassan Ibrahim, Destiny Ashadi and Stanley Okorom.

Invited players are expected at the Bolton White Apartment Hotel, Abuja on Friday before making a short trip to Uyo.


Olufemi Kayode (Lobi Stars)

Olorunleke Ojo (Akwa United)

Olufemi Thomas (Rangers International)

Musa Muhammed (Lokomotiv Plovdiv)

Stanley Okorom (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)

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Tosin Omoyele (Plateau United)

Kadiri Samadi (Lobi Stars)

Ibrahim Alhassan (Kano Pillars)

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