International Friendly: NFF Invites Nasarawa’s Franklin, 24 Other NPFL Stars For Mexico

In readiness for the upcoming international friendly match against El Tri of Mexico, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has released the list of 25 players that will prosecute the match.

The list released on Sunday (June 20, 2021) witnessed the entire team being drawn from the local scene.

The major absence in the team is the team captain Ahmed Musa who was conspicuously missing from the list despite playing at home with the Kano Pillars.

The invited players were directed to report at the Serob Legacy Hotel, Wuye, Abuja on Tuesday, 22nd June with their travel documents.

Only 22 of them will travel to the United States of America for the glamour friendly.

The two last friendly matches played by the team witnessed few home based players and reasons why only home based players were invited for this clash remained unknown.

The match is slated for July 4th at the LA Colliseum a 77,500 capacity stadium by 7:30 pm local time.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); John Noble (Enyimba FC)

Defenders: Olisa Ndah (Akwa United); Adekunle Adeleke (Abia Warriors);
Tope Olusesi (Rangers International); Ifeanyi Anaemena (Rivers
United); Christopher Nwaeze (Kwara United); Enyinnaya Kazie (Rivers
United); Mohammed Zirkiflu (Plateau United); Imoh Ubot (Enyimba FC);
Tebo Franklin Degaulle (Nasarawa United); Lawal Oriyomi Murtala (Kwara
United)

Midfielders: Anthony Shimaga (Rangers International); Seth Mayi (Akwa
United); Uche Nwasonaya (Plateau United); Samuel Nnoshiri (Katsina
United); Ekundayo Ojo (Enyimba FC)

Forwards: Anayo Iwuala (Enyimba FC); Stephen Jude (Kwara United);
Ibrahim Olawoyin (Rangers International); Charles Ashimene (Akwa
United); Chinonso Ezekwe (Rangers International); Auwalu Ali Malam
(Kano Pillars); Neurot Emmanuel (Plateau United); Abdulmutalif Sanusi
(Katsina United)

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