Coach of the Nigerian U23 team Imama Amapakabo has submitted the list of players who will be invited to the camp of the team ahead of the start of competitive games.
The team will be in action next month and the coach has already contacted clubs of the players who were invited following his elevation to the role of head coach in the absence of the suspended Salisu Yusuf.
Owngoalnigeria.com gathered that the list is made up of players from clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League ( NPFL) but there are plans to invite foreign based players before the start of competitive games.
Imama’s first assignment will be to guide the team to qualification for the Africa U23 Cup of Nations which will see them play Libya next month in the second round of qualifiers for the tournament which will be held in Egypt.
The tournament will serve as qualifiers for the Olympic games in Tokyo next year with defending champions Nigeria the favorite to pick one of the three tickets reserved for the top three teams at the end of the tournament.