Adeniji, Onobi top Nigeria’s CHAN squad

With Gbolahan Salami opting out of the squad, Sunshine Stars’ striker Tunde Adeniji and Abia Warriors Chisom Chikatara lead the Super Eagles to Rwanda for the CHAN title

Nigeria has named her 23-man squad players for the 2016 African Nations Championship in Rwanda.

The Super Eagles will face Niger Republic, Tunisia and Guinea in Group C.

Regular suspects  like Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Chisom Chikatara, Chima Akas, Austin Obaroakpo, Paul Onobi, Ezekiel Bassey and Tunde Adeniji made the list while Heartland duo, David Obizor and Julius Ubido were axed.

There are three goalkeepers, eight defenders, seven midfielders and five strikers.

Nigeria kick off their campaign  against Niger Republic on January 18 at the Stade Regional Nyamirambo.

THE FULL LIST

Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars), Femi Thomas (Enyimba FC), Okiemute Odah (Warri Wolves)

Defenders: Austin Obaroakpo (Warri Wolves), Chima Akas (Sunshine Stars), Kalu Orji (Enugu  Rangers), Jamiu Alimi (Shooting Stars), Stephen Eze (Sunshine Stars) , Samson Gbadebo (Lobi Stars), Chris Madaki (Giwa FC), Etim Matthew (Enugu Rangers)

Midfielders: Paul Onobi (Sunshine Stars), Usman Mohammed (FC Taraba), Bature Yaro (Nasarawa United), Ifeanyi Matthew (El-Kanemi Warriors), Ibrahim Salawu Attah (Shooting Stars), Ikechukwu Ibenegbu (Warri Wolves), Osas Okoro (Enugu Rangers)

Forwards: Tunde Adeniji (Sunshine Stars), Chisom Chikatara (Abia Warriors), Ezekiel Bassey (Enyimba FC), Prince Aggreh (Sunshine Stars), Bright Onyedikachi (FC Ifeanyi Ubah)