Osimhen, Imoh top Nigeria U23 squad for Brazil friendly

The Dream Team VI boss has named his 20-man squad for his side's upcoming friendly against Bthe South Americans with uncapped Iyayi Believe included

Samson Siasia has released the names of 20 players that will travel to Rio ahead next week’s international friendly against Brazil.

Anderlecht forward Ezekiel Imoh and Wolfsburg’s Victor Osimhen made the final cut alongside experienced defender Chizoba Amaefule.

Usman Mohammed and Bright Onyedikachi were dropped owing to visa issues as both players submitted their passports late, while left back Chima Akas was left out because he travelled with Enyimba for a Caf Champions League game in Burundi.

Nigeria U23 are expected to depart for Brazil via South Africa from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Sunday.  On arrival in Sao Paulo, the Nigerian delegation would be flown to Vitoria where they would be lodged at the Hotel Ilha Do Boi-Senac.


1. Emmanuel Daniel
2. Yusuf Mohammed
3. Sincere Seth
4. Segun Oduduwa
5. Chizoba Amaefule
6. Ndifreke Effiong
7. Stanley Dimgba
8. Ubong Ekpai
9. Victor Osimhen
10. Sodiq Popoola
11. Godswill Ekpolo
12. Nathan Oduwa
13. Junior Ajayi
14. Taiwo Awoniyi
15. Imoh Ezekiel
16. Agboyi Ovbokha
17. Musa Mohammed
18. Theophilous Solomon
19. Saturday Kaego
20. Iyayi Believe