Home Base Players For NIgeria:The Dream Continues For Nwabili, Otekpa, Others

Obadina Enitan Ireti, Oluwafemi@@enitanobaContributor ISeptember 24, 2010

Eneji Otekpa(left) on his Super Eagles Debut against South korea in an international friendly
Eneji Otekpa(left) on his Super Eagles Debut against South korea in an international friendlyChung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

The Dream continues for players based in the Nigerian premier football league as 15 of them made coach Augustine Eguaveon's 30 man list of Super Eagles for the 2012 African Nations cup qualifier against the Guinean National team on October 10.

Valentine Nwabili, Otekpa Eneji ( both of Enyimba football club of Aba). these are the names that made hay on behalf of the Nigerian local league players when the Super Eagles took on Madagascar in the first game of the 2012 African nations cup qualifiers in Calabar.

Now with the Syli Nationale of Guinea next in line on October 10, the caretaker coach, Augustine Eguaveon, has announced 15 local league players in his 30 man list for the second match of the qualifiers.

As expected Nwabilli and Otekpa gets a place in the list due to their wonderful display during the super eagles 2nil victory over Mauritius a fortnight ago in Calabar.

Nigerian champions Enyimba produced 5 of the fifteen man local league delegation with heartland football club, Enugu Rangers and Bayelsa united has 2 players each with ocean boys, warri wolves, Kano pillars and Lobi stars contributing one each,

other local league players in the 30 man list includes-

Goalkeepers:  Bassey Akpan (Bayelsa United), Chigozie Agbim (Warri Wolves)

Defenders: Emmanuel Anyanwu, Emeka Anyanwu, Valentine Nwabili (Enyimba),  Ugwu Uwadiegwu (Enugu Rangers), Ikechukwu ThankGod (Heartland), Chibuzor Okonkwo (Bayelsa United)

Midfielders: Otekpa Eneji (Enyimba), Daddy Bazuaye (Enyimba), John Nnam(Enugu Rangers), Ayo Saka (Ocean Boys)

Strikers: Ahmed Musa (Kano Pillars), John Owoeri (Heartland), Moses Bunde (Lobi Stars).