Athletico Madrid, Super Eagles Name Squad For Epic Friendly (SEE FULL LIST)
Newly-crowned Europa League champions, Atletico Madrid, have released a 22-man squad for their friendly game against Nigeria in Uyo on May 22.
Coach Diego Simeone who will lead the squad, picked 11 players from the squad that won the Europa League with a 3-0 win over Olympique Marseille on Wednesday night.
Highly-rated goalkeeper Jan Oblak is the most notable name in the list.
Players who are involved with their various national teams in preparations for the 2018 World Cup, have been excluded from the squad.
Torres Sans Fernando Jose
Torres Belen Juan Francisco
Angel Martin Correa
Montoro Rodriguez Antonio
Roberto Olabe Del Arco
Dos Santos Ferreira Miguel
Conde Alcolado Diego Jose
Gonzalez Testoni Sergio
Moreno Fernadez Juan
Munoz Obejero Carlos Isaac
Schiappacasse Oliva Nicolas Javier
Aguero Nunez Juan Cruz
Coach: Diego Pablo Gonzalez Simeone.
The Super Eagles’ B Head Coach, Salisu Yusuf, has invited 23 players for the eagerly anticipated glamour friendly match with newly –crowned Europa League kings, Atletico Madrid FC of Spain.
The friendly match is billed for the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Tuesday,
Topping the list of invitees is highly –rated Plateau United striker, Tosin Omoyele, as well as Katsina United defender, Destiny Ashadi.
There are also call-ups for Akwa United FC goalkeeper Olorunleke Ojo, Enyimba FC forward Isiaka Oladuntoye, FC IfeanyiUbah defender Adeleye Olamilekan and Lobi Stars’ duo of Olufemi Kayode and Ebube Duru.
Some foreign-based actors, including Alhassan Ibrahim, former U17 World Cup –winning captain Musa Muhammed and the Nwakali brothers (Chidiebere and Kelechi) were also included.
All invited players are expected to arrive at the Bolton White Apartments Hotel, Abuja on Friday before the contingent moves to Uyo at the weekend.
Olufemi Kayode (Lobi Stars)
Olorunleke Ojo (Akwa United)
Olufemi Kayode (Rangers International)
Musa Muhammed (Lokomotiv Plovdiv)
Stanley Okoroma (MFM FC)
Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars)
Ikouwem Utin (Enyimba FC)
Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah)
Austin Opara (MFM FC)
Isiaka Oladuntoye (Enyimba FC)
Chinedu Ajana (Katsina United)
Raphael Ayagwa (Plateau United)
Destiny Ashadi (Katsina United)
Kelechi Nwakali (MVV Maastricht, Netherlands)
Alhassan Ibrahim (FK Austrian Wien)
Chidiebere Nwakali (Aberdeen FC, Scotland)
Usman Mohammed (Norway)
Dayo Ojo (Sunshine Stars)
Emem Eduok (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey)
Sadiq Umar (NAC Breda, Netherlands)
Tosin Omoyele (Plateau United)
Kadiri Samadi (Lobi Stars)
Ibrahim Alhassan (Kano Pillars)