Sudan name two Nigeria-born players in provisional Afcon squad

Kelechi Osunwa and Sherif Sule will line up for the Falcons when they go to Gabon and Equatorial Guinea
The Sudanese national team has named Nigeria-born strikers Kelechi Osunwa and Kayode Sherif Sule in a provisional squad for its Africa Cup of Nations 2012 campaign.

Osunwa, 27, who plays at Al Merreikh and Al Hilal’s Sule will have an opportunity to play at the Afcon when it begins on January 21.

Top scorer in the Sudanese league for three seasons, Osunwa played for Nigeria twice in 2004, but not in competitive matches, allowing him to still switch nationality to Sudan. On his part, 23 year-old Sule has never played for his country of birth.

Two other Nigeria-born players, Francis Ikechukwu and Isaac Malik, failed to make the Sudanese squad due to the lack of time in processing their international passports.