Aluko gets Nigeria Olympic call
Posted: 3 April 2011 Time: 18:20
Aberdeen's Sone Aluko has been handed a call-up to Nigeria's Olympic team ahead of the return leg of the 2012 qualifier in Malabo this weekend.
The Aberdeen forward is one of 12 players based out of Nigeria invited for the tie, which is essentially a dead rubber as Nigeria travel with a healthy 5-0 advantage from the first leg.
Also invited is OPS of Finland player Arinze Ikenna, Micheal Essang of Estudiantil Sanducero and Eke Uzoma, Armina Bielefeld for the April 10th game in Malabo.
The players are the latest inclusion to a list of twelve foreign based players invited for the game. All invited players are expected to join the team camp in Benin City on Tuesday before the team leaves for Lagos for a connecting flight to Malabo.
List of Invited foreign based players Haruna Lukman (Monaco/FRA) Odion Igalo (Granada/SPA) Uchechi Chima (Leicester City/ENG) Micheal Essang (Estudiantil Sanducero/URU) Obiora Nwankwo (Parma /ITA) Eke Uzoma (Armina Bielefeld/GER) Orelesi Nurudeen (Dinamo Tirana/ALB) Ibok Edet (Athletico Baleares/SPA) Dele Ajiboye (Pontevedra FC/SPA) Nnamdi Oduamadi (AC Milan/ITA) Omatsone Aluko (Aberdeen/SCO) Arinze Ikenna (OPS FC/FIN)