Coach Imama Amapakabo has picked NPFL joint Goal King Sunusi Ibrahim and 15 other players who ply their trade in the domestic leagues for Friday’s U23 AFCON playoff in Sudan.
SCORENigeria gathered that besides the Nasarawa United striker, Shooting Stars exciting defensive midfielder Fatai Gbadamosi, Lobi Stars fullbacks Ebube Duru and John Lazarus as well as Abba Umar made the cut.
The home-based stars are expected to be boosted by several foreign-based professionals.
Sunday Faleye (Austria), Stephen Odey (Belgium), Collins Nonso (Portugal), Okechukwu Azubuike (Turkey) and Blessing Olabiran (Russia) are among the overseas pros who have arrived Abuja for the qualifier.
The U23s are due to fly out of the country tomorrow for the all-important playoff, which will see the winners through to the U23 AFCON in Egypt in November.