Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi top Nigeria squad for WAFU Cup

Victor Modo
Coach Salisu Yusuf has announced the team for the championship in Ghana with the goalkeeper making the cut

FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s Ikechukwu Ezenwa has been included in Nigeria squad for the 2017 West African Football Union Cup billed for Ghana.

The 28-year-old goalkeeper who was impressive in the Super Eagles double-header World Cup qualifier against Cameroon tops the 18-man team by coach Salisu Yusuf.

Rabiu Ali, Kingsley Eduwo, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Samuel Mathias and Afeez Aremu also made the cut for the championship billed to hold between September 9-24, 2017.

Nigeria will play Sierra Leone in the first round of the tournament, before eight teams will emerge for a group phase competition.



Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United) 

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Defenders: Stephen Eze (FC IfeanyiUbah); Emmanuel Ariwachukwu (Akwa United); Chima Akas (Enyimba FC); Osas Okoro (Rangers International); Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah); Daniel James (Plateau United) 

Midfielders: Afeez Aremu (Akwa United); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United); Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars); Samuel Mathias (El-Kanemi Warriors); Destiny Ashadi (Katsina United) 

Forwards: Gabriel Okechukwu (Akwa United); Kingsley Eduwo (Lobi Stars); Peter Eneji (Plateau United); Ubong Friday (Akwa United); Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars)

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