The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has extended invitation to two players of current Aiteo Cup holders, Kano Pillars FC to the camp of the home-based Super Eagles ahead of the all-important Cameroon 2020 CHAN qualifiers second leg against Togo.
Concise News reports that the invited players are forward, Nwagua Nyima and right fullback, Nweke Ifeanyi.
Togo had thrashed Nigeria 4-1 in the first leg in Lome last month, leaving the African giants facing an uphill task next week.
According to a statement signed by Enebi Achor on behalf of the NFF General Secretary, Dr. Sanusi Muhammad, the players are directed to report at the Serob Legacy Hotel Wuse, Abuja on Sunday 13th October, 2019.
The statement said the players have been invited to the camp in preparation for the second leg CHAN 2020 qualifying match against West African neighbours Togo, which is to be played on the 19th October, 2019 at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Kano Pillars, Alhaji Surajo shaaibu Yahaya congratulated the players and urged them to be good ambassadors of the club while on national duty. He also wished the Eagles a successful outing.
2019/2020 NPFL season: Rangers International FC pick 4 feeder team players for senior team
In related news, Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Rangers International Football Club of Enugu have promoted four players from their feeder team into the senior team, an official said on Thursday.
The club’s Media Officer, Norbert Okolie, told NAN in Enugu that the move was part of efforts to fortify the team ahead of the 2019/2020 NPFL season.
“The integration of the budding talents from the feeder team into the main team was to fortify the senior team for the 2019/2020 NPFL season. That is what we do in order to encourage young talents.
“The promoted players are Alex Nnaji, Anthony Ogba, Chinedu Nwangwu and Ifebuche Nweke, and they are all doing well with the big boys in training,’’ he said.
Commenting on the friendly match between Rangers International and Heartland FC of Owerri, Okolie hailed the resilience and technical depth of the Flying Antelopes, saying these earned them the victory.
Rangers won the match played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu 1-0, with 75th minute substitute Christian Madu scoring the goal in the 90th minute.
“The game was a good test for both teams as they make final preparations for the forthcoming season,’’ the club spokesman stated.