Ahead of Nigeria U-23 friendly game against Brazil on March 24th owngoalnigeria.com can reveal that three foreign base players have been handed shock call-ups for the game.
We gathered HNK Rijeka Theophilus Solomon who is currently out on loan to NK Sibenik in the Croatia second division where he is topscorer is a surebet to be in the squal while FC Porto central defender Chidozoe Awaziem is another on the list.
Awaziem has been a revelation for FC Porto this season forcing his way into their main team after his splendid performance on his league debut against Benfica two weeks ago.
Meanwhile another who is a surebet to be in the team is Musa Yahaya who is presently on loan to Portuguese second division side Portimonense from Tottenham Hotspur.
Sadiq Umar and Nura Abdullahi both of AS Roma are also highly under consideration but Sadiq’s inclusion could be tied to the availability of Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho turning up for the game.
Both players might be called up to the Nigeria senior national team for their AFCON 2017 qualifier game against Egypt which falls on same date as the U-23 friendly against Brazil.