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Coach of the Under-23 team of Nigeria, Samson Siasia, has extended invitations to Taiwo Awoniyi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Moses, among other foreign-based players, for the Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations.

Alex Iwobi of Arsenal has also been invited to camp ahead of the competition that will be used to get qualifiers for the football event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but the NFF will have to secure releases for these players from their respective clubs as the competition has been reported not to be on the FIFA calendar.

In addition to the 16 foreign-based players invited, Siasia has called-up 36 home-based players to camp.

The Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations will be held between November 28 and December 12.

Foreign-based players:
Azubuike Okechukwu (Yeni Malatyaspor, Turkey), Junior Ajayi (CS Sfaxien, Tunisia), Taiwo Awoniyi (FSV Frankfurt, Germany), Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England), Moses Simon (KAA Gent Belgium), Wilfred Ndidi (Genk, Belgium), Isaac Success (Granada, Spain), Dele Alampasu (Estoril, Portugal), Shehu Abdullahi (Uniao Da Madeira, Portugal), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal, England), Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin, Slovenia), Vin Solomon Otabor (Birmingham, England), Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale FC, England), Stanley Amuzie (Olhanense, Portugal), Aminu Umar (Osmanlispor, Turkey), Paul Onuachu (FC Midtjylland, Denmark)

Home-based players:
Emmanuel Daniel (Enugu Rangers), Yusuf Mohammed (Kano Pillars), Emmanuel Iwu (Heartland), Segun Oduduwa (Nath Boys), Sincere Seth, Erhun Obanor (Abia Warriors), Chima Akas (Sharks), Daniel Etor (Enyimba), Oghenekaro Etebo (Warri Wolves), Godwin Aguda (Enugu Rangers), Usman Mohammed (FC Taraba), Ndifreke Effiong (Abia Warriors), Chukwuebuka Iroha (Diamond FC), Austine Oladapo (FC Ifeanyiubah), Christian Pyagbara (Sharks), Stanley Dimgba (Warri Wolves), Semiu Liadi (Warri Wolves), Godspower Aniefiok (Kano Pillars), Ifeanyi Matthew (El-Kanemi), Bright Onyeadikachi (FC Ifeanyiubah), Prince Aggreh (Sunshine Stars), Mustapha Abdullahi (Spotlight FC), Adamu Murtala (Kano Pillars), Zaharadeen Bello (Kano Pillars), Dayo Ojo (Sunshine Stars), Seun Olulayo (Sunshine Stars), Tiongoli Tonbara (Bayelsa United), Kufre Ebong (Warri Wolves), Kingsley Eduwo (Sunshine Stars), Stephens Eze (Sunshine Stars), Nzube Anaezemba (Enyimba), Charles Chukwudi (Plateau United), Kingsley Sokari (Enyimba), Daniel Emmanson (Akwa United), Ibrahim Alhassan (Heart FC, Kano), Adebayo Ajadi (36 Lion)..

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