Head Coach Audu Adamu Ejo has called 20 players to the camp of the Beach Soccer National Team, as the two-time African champions come together again for next month’s Power Horse Invitational Tournament in South Africa and the qualifiers for the African Beach Soccer Championship.
Ejo, who led the Super Sand Eagles to a credible seventh place at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Ravenna, Italy in 2011, has ordered his charges to report to camp for serious sessions between 23 February and 4 March.
The eight–nation Power Horse Invitational Tournament takes place in Durban, South Africa from 6-8 March, while Nigeria hosts Libya on 14 March in the first leg of a qualifying fixture for the African Beach Soccer Championship. The return leg takes place in Libya on 20 March.
The 2015 African Beach Soccer Championship is scheduled for Seychelles between 14–19 April.
Among the invitees, who are expected to report at the Beach Soccer Camp in Badagry, Lagos, are Bartholomew Ibenegbu (nicknamed Mosquito), Victor Talle and Abu Azeez.
Full List Of Invitees:
Goalkeepers: Oladipo Olalekan (Owibeseb FC, Lagos); Ehibhi Festus (Bridge Boys, Lagos); Ndubuisi Maduji (Stationery Stores, Lagos)
Defenders: Chinedu Richard (Eko Abete, Lagos); Emmanuel Ohweferi (Owibeseb, Lagos); Victor Talle Shinene (Confluence, Kogi); Idowu Olatunbosun (Enyimba, Aba); Atiku Sulaimon Dayo (Leads United, Lagos); Lati Sani (Bridge Boys, Lagos); Ogunjobi Kamoru (My People FC, Lagos); Isiaka Lawal (Leads United)
Strikers: Bartholomew Ibenegbu (Warri Wolves FC); Abu Azeez (Warri Wolves); Emeka Ogbonna (Leads United); Badmus Babatunde (Owibeseb, Lagos); Jamal Akewusola (Badagry Beach Soccer Team); Samad Kadiri (Union Bank); Edwin Opawe (My People FC); Okeke Leonard (My People FC); Akintunde Idowu (Owibeseb).