The technical crew of Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles is not leaving anything to chance preparatory to the country’s 2nd leg 2023 African U23 Cup of Nations qualifier with Tanzania this Saturday in Ibadan.
To this end the crew led by Salisu Yusuf has invited two foreign based players Timothy Akinola and Sunusi Ibrahim to beef up the squad ahead of the Tanzanians’ visit.
Defensive midfielder and Arsenal loanee at Chesterfield FC Akinola who arrived Lagos yesterday to link up with the team today had pledged his international future to Nigeria over England, having accepted an invitation from the Nigeria Football Federation to play for the Olympic Eagles.
The second invitee Ibrahim plays as a striker for Major League Side Montreal Impact and top scored in the Nigeria top-flight in 2019 with Nasarawa United.
The Success Makanjuola captained Nigerian team pulled a 1-1 draw in the 1st leg with Tanzania, and the winner between both nations will play victors between Uganda and Guinea for a place in the 2023 Africa U23 Cup of Nations to be held in Morocco next June.