Club Brugge ace Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure and Cadiz B Peter Akpan made the final shortlist of players named by coach Imama Amapakabo for Nigeria U23 clash against Libya , Owngoalnigeria.com reports.
While Bonaventure is a regular for Club Brugge in Belgium with impressive performance both in the Belgium league and the UEFA Champions League, Akpan is relatively unknown to many Nigerians back home.
Full name Israel Peter Akpan, the 21 year old winger rose through the ranks at Cadiz from the U19 to the B team of the second division team in Spain where ex Nigeria U23 defender Saturday Erimuya also plys his trade now.
The duo are among the fifteen players and five Nigeria Professional Football League ( NPFL) players who made the final list of players for the two legged tie against Libya on the 20th and 25th of this month.
Adamu Abubakar ( El Kanemi)
Olawale Oremade ( Kwara United)
Galadima Mohammed ( Nasarawa United )
Etboy Akpan ( Akwa United)
Stephen Manyo ( Enyimba)
Olatunji Oluwadare ( Enyimba)
Fatai Adebowale ( Shooting Stars)
Tosin Kehinde ( CD Feirense B)
Kelechi John ( Rio Ave B)
Bede Opara ( Vilar de Perdizes)
Ugochukwu Anumudu ( Lobi Stars)
John Lazarus ( Lobi Stars)
Ebube Duru ( Lobi Stars)
Kelechi Nwakali ( Porto B)
Azubuike Okechukwu ( Rizespor)
Kingsley Michael ( Perugia)
Chidera Eze ( Portimonense)
Peter Akpan ( Cadiz B)
Blessing Olabiran ( Tambov FC)
Dennis Bonaventure ( Club Brugge)
Uche Okereke ( Spezia)
Taiwo Awoniyi ( Mouscron)
Orji Okonkwo ( Montreal Impact)
Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal)