18 Eagles Set to Fly Out for Costa Rica Friendly

Chief coach Salisu Yusuf has picked an 18-man squad for next week’s international friendly in San Jose between Nigeria and Costa Rica Team A.

Disclosing this today NFF’s Director of Communications Ademola Olajire also added that the three-time African champions have been invited to the central American nation as part of major activities to send forth the Costa Rican national team Los Ticos to the FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar.

Goalkeeper Kayode Bankole of Remo Stars

Yusuf picked goalkeepers Kayode Bankole and Nathaniel Nwosu (U23 team first choice), defenders Daniel Bameyi, Chidiebere Nwobodo and Evans Ogbonda, midfielders Nosiru and Qudus Akanni and forwards Sunday Faleye and Edidiong Ezekiel, among others.

The game, scheduled for the National Stadium in San Jose, will kick off at 8pm Costa Rica time on Wednesday, 9th November (which is 3am, 10th November in Nigeria).

The Nigeria team has been training at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan for the past week, and is scheduled to fly out of the country to Costa Rica on Saturday, 5th November.


Kayode Bankole, Nathaniel Nwosu, Daniel Bameyi, Samuel Kalu, Chidiebere Nwobodo, Mustapha Jibrin, Evans Ogbonda, Afeez Nosiru, Samson Paul, Daniel Wotlai, Ezekiel Edidiong, Dominion Ohaka, Qudus Akanni, Shina Akinniran, Sunday Faleye, Jerry Alex, Isaiah Ejeh, Suleiman Garba

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