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Eguavoen calls Ighalo, Igiebor, drops Nkume,Okechukwu

Head Coach of the national U-23 team, Austin Eguavoen has reviewed his team list for next weekend’s 2012 Olympic Games qualifying match against Equatorial Guinea, calling up Nosa Igiebor and Odion Jude Ighalo to replace lanky central defender Alex Nkume and tall forward Uchebo Okechukwu.


Just as his team was preparing to hit Benin City on Thursday morning to continue preparation for the match and familiarize with the synthetic turf of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Eguavoen said he has come to the conclusion that Ighalo, who captained the Flying Eagles at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt in 2009 and Igiebor would better serve his purpose for the first leg encounter.

Striker Ighalo plays for Grenada FC of Spain while Igiebor plays in Norway. Uchebo Okechukwu and Alex Nkume played for the Flying Eagles at the African Youth Championship in Rwanda in early 2009.


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