Mustapha Babadidi called up to the senior Nigeria squad by Stephen Keshi
Posted: 30 March 2012 Time: 1:10 pm
Nigeria Premier League top scorer Mustapha Babadidi has been called up to the senior Nigeria squad by Stephen Keshi.
The Gombe United striker was at the centre of a media storm when he was named in the Under-17 squad by coach Bala Manu. Babadidi now joins 25 other domestic league players, led by captain Chigozie Agbim for next month’s international friendly match with African Cup of Nations record-winners, Egypt, in Abu Dhabi. There are three goalkeepers, eight defenders and 15 midfielders and forwards. Players and officials are expected at the Bolton White Apartments, Zone 7, Abuja on Monday, 2nd April before 1pm, with their international passports. Other prominent names are defenders Godfrey Oboabona and Azubuike Egwueke, who played the entire duration of last month’s 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda in Kigali; midfielder Reuben Gabriel who came in as substitute and playmaker Ejike Uzoenyi, who dazzled endlessly against Rwanda and was voted Most Valuable Player. THE FULL LIST: Goalkeepers: Chigozie Agbim (Warri Wolves), Okemute Odah (Sharks FC), Daniel Akpeyi (Heartland FC) Defenders: Juwon Oshaniwa (Sharks FC), Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars), Azubuike Egwueke (Warri Wolves), Papa Idris (Kano Pillars), Ahmed Adesope (3SC), Shehu Maija’ma (Wikki Tourists), Uzochukwu Ogonna (Enugu Rangers), Nura Mohammed (Enyimba FC) Midfielders/Forwards: Obinna Nwachukwu (Heartland FC), Bartholomew Ibenegbu (Heartland FC), Izu Azuka (Sunshine Stars), Uche Kalu (Enyimba FC), Uche Ossai (Warri Wolves), Reuben Gabriel (Kano Pillars), Ejike Uzoenyi (Enugu Rangers), Sunday Mba (Warri Wolves), Henry Uche (Enyimba FC), Barnabas Imenger Jnr (Kwara United), Mustapha Babadidi (Gombe United), Jabason Solomon (Akwa United), Hassan Hussein (Dolphins FC), Gbolahan Salami (Enyimba FC), Lawal Mohammed (Ranch Bees)