SCORENigeria can report that skipper Okechukwu Azubuike, Taiwo Awoniyi and Sunday Faleye will all join the Nigeria U23 team in Egypt directly from their European bases.
The U23s led by coach Imama Amapakabo jetted out of Abuja today for Egypt ahead of the U23 AFCON, which is also a qualifying tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Officials tod SCORENigeria that several Europe-based stars including Turkey-based captain Azubuike, Awoniyi from German club Mainz 05 as well as Faleye, who is based in Austria, will now join the squad in Egypt.
These players were involved in the qualifiers for the U23 AFCON.
Reigning champions Nigeria will begin their U23 AFCON campaign on Saturday, November 9, against Cote d’Ivoire in Cairo.
South Africa and Zambia are the other teams in their group.