AFCON U23: Orban, 15 Other Foreign Pros Get Invite To Gun Down Guinea 


Gent of Belgium wonderkid, Gift Orban has been invited to the Olympic Eagles team for Wednesday’s U23 African Cup of Nations(AFCON) qualifier against Guinea in Abuja.

Gift, 20, who has scored 7 goals in his last two games for Gent, including the fastest hat-trick in the history of the UEFA club football championship tops the list of 16 foreign players invited to the Olympic Eagles camp.

Former Gombe United ace Abdulazeez Yusuf (Mjallby AIF), captain Success Makanjuola (FK Liepaja), Bello Babatunde (Future FC) Isiah Ejeh (Mjallby AIF), Abiodun Ogunniyi (FK Auda), Monsuru Opeyemi Abdullahi (FC Vizela), Omoye Olaoluwakitan (Athletic Newham), Owen Udoh (UD San Sebastian Reyes), Charles Uba (Lillestrom FC), Simon Omon (Club Operation Desportivo) and Ihekuna Ugochukwu (FC Sfintul Georghe Suruceni) are on the list.

Others are Chukwudi Igboke (KAA Gent), Abass Saidi (Zagalata FC), Ibrahim Buhari (IF Elfsborg) and

Samuel Amadi (Eramica Cleopatra) completes the 16-man list of foreign pros.

Meanwhile, Guinea’s Junior Syli National are due to arrive Nigeria on Sunday, after departing Conakry on Saturday.

The Guineans got to the final round of the qualifiers after Uganda pulled out of the 2nd round qualifiers due to lack of funds.

Victory for the Olympic Eagles over two legs will see them qualify for the U23 AFCON in Algeria.