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Siasia names Eagles for US tournament

Nigeria coach Samson Siasia will lead a squad of players from Nigeria’s domestic league to an invitational tournament in the USA in February. 

Siasia has called up 30 players from the Nigeria Premier League in preparation for the United States President’s Day Celebration Soccer Invitational Tournament, the Green Soccer Bowl.
The tournament takes place between February 12-20, 2011 and will feature eight teams.

The competition in honour of United States President Barack Obama will take place at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, venue of Nigeria’s first–ever FIFA World Cup finals match, which ended in a 3-0 defeat of Bulgaria in June 1994.

Already, the Draw for the tournament has been made with the Super Eagles having to contend with Iraq, Poland and Malaysia in Group A, while Egypt, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kenya and Bahrain will play in Group B.

Siasia is currently on holidays with his family but will return in January to start camping on January 10 with his players.

Three goalkeepers, eight defenders, seven midfielders and 12 strikers have been invited to the camp in Abuja.


GOALKEEPERS: Bassey Akpan (Heartland FC), Chigozie Agbim (Warri Wolves), Ogwu Chinedu (Kaduna United)

DEFENDERS: Nwabili Valentine (Enyimba FC), Chibuzor Okonkwo, Gege Soriola (Heartland FC), John Agbawu (Lobi Stars), Wasiu Sowemimo (Kano Pillars), Bartholomew Akakem (Ocean Boys), Kenneth Omeruo (Sunshine Stars), ThankGod Ike (Warri Wolves)

MIDFIELDERS: Bartholomew Ibenegbu, Julius Ubido (Heartland FC), Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars), ThankGod Amaefule (Sharks FC), Daniel Mende, Cletus Itodo (Sunshine Stars), Uche Kalu (Enyimba)

FORWARDS: Gbolahan Salami (3SC), Osas Okoro (Heartland FC), Moses Ogaga, John Huan (Kano Pillars), Ekigho Ehiosun (Warri Wolves), Frederick Okpara, Ejike Uzoenyi (Rangers FC), Kabiru Waziri (Plateau United), Femi Balogun (Kaduna United), Lazarus Chukwu (Gombe United), Stanley Okoronkwo (Sharks FC), Abdul Jelil Ajagun (Dolphin FC)

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