Stephen Odey of Mountain of Fire Ministries was the notable absentee from the Nigeria Professional Football League All Star Team, in the list of 25 players released by coach Salisu Yusuf for the La-Liga World Challenge/Ramon de Carranza Trophy.
Salisu Yusuf listed 23 players in the list with Enyimba’s duo of Dare Ojo and Chinedu Udoji placed on standby to take the list of players to 25 in the team that will play notable teams like Valencia and Malaga.
Aside Odey, inform Nasarawa United forward Abdulrahman Bashir was also omitted from the list despite having 12 goals which includes six in his last six games.
Organisers of the event,LaLiga released Fixtures, time and venue of the NPFL All-Star tour which shows that their first match against LaLiga side, Valencia CF will hold inside the Alzira Stadium in the city of Valencia. The match will hold on August 10 with kick-off slated for 9.30pm Spanish time.
The NPFL All-Star team will then join the Trofoe Carranza tournament in Cadiz with their first match against EUFA Champions League and LaLiga runners-up, Atletico Madrid on August 12 at 6.30pm Spaish time.
The next fixture of the NPFL All-Star in the Carranza tournament is against Malaga CF three hours after the tie against Atletico Madrid on same August 12.
Should the NPFL All-Star make it beyond the group stage, then they will play a in the finals and should they lose in the group stage, they will also play against the other losers. All the post-group stage matches will hold on August 13.