Rabiu Ali ‘Pele’ – At 37 he’s the oldest CHAN Eagles star in Morocco

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have released a comprehensive final squad of the CHAN Eagles which includes squad numbers, date of birth as well as clubs.

Skipper and goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa will wear jersey No 1, while Dele Ajiboye has jersey No 16 and the third goalkeeper on the squad, Theophilus Afelokhai, will have jersey No 23.

Kano Pillars star Rabiu Ali will wear the magical jersey No 10, while NPFL Goal King Anthony Okpotu sports the No 9 shirt at the CHAN.

El Kanemi Warriors new signing Nura Mohammed is the youngest player as he was only 15 years old last month, while Rabiu Ali is the oldest as he clocked 37 in September.

He is the only player from CHAN 2014, while four are from the last tournament in Rwanda two years ago – Ezenwa, Osas Okoro, Stephen Eze and Kalu Orji.


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