U23 AFCON: Salisu Yusuf hands Chisom Samuel call up for crunch Tanzania game


Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles Coach Salisu Yusuf has handed an invite to Kwara United winger Chisom Samuel ahead of the return leg of the U23 AFCON qualifiers.

The Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw by their Tanzania counterparts at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam Tanzania last Saturday and will host the second leg at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan on Saturday.

After the first-leg, Salisu Yusuf had made it clear that his team was not cynical enough in front of goal and has now moved to increase their attacking fire power by inviting Chisom.

Despite being handed a late invitation Chisom has joined up with the camp and has started training with his mates.

Nigeria needs at least a goalless draw to advance to the next round of the 2023 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifying although a win will guarantee them progression to the next phase.

Chisom Samuel was part of Kwara United’s continental team before the exit of the team from the ongoing CAF Confederation Cup competition.


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