Players of Enyimba and present league leaders, Wikki Tourist are top on the 25-man squad NPFL All-Star team released Friday by Head Coach Salisu Yusuf for the friendly tour of Spain.
Coach Salisu said the selection was based on performance in the two weeks camping.
Those who made the cut include goalkeepers Theophilus Afelokhai of Enyimba FC, FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Emeka Nwabulu of Wikki Tourists.
The shortlisted defenders are Etim Mathew of Rangers, Samuel Ifeanyi Nweke of Nasarawa United, Chima Akas of Enyimba FC and Gabriel Wasa of Niger Tornadoes.
The others are Austin Oboroakpo of Abia Warriors, Jamiu Alimi of Kano Pillars, Chinedu Udoji of Enyimba and Emmanuel Ariwachukwu of Akwa United.
The midfielders that made the list include Ifeanyi Ifeanyi of MFM, Obinna Nwobodo of Rangers, Ekundayo Ojo of Sunshine Stars, Rabiu Ali of Kano Pillars, Alhassan Abdullahi Ibrahim of Wikki Tourists and Charles Henlong of Wikki Tourists.
Upfront players are Bassey Ezekiel of Enyimba, Joseph Osadiaye also of Enyimba and Hussaini Mohammed Bata of El-Kanemi Warriors. Others are Chisom Egbuchulam of Rangers, Godwin Obaje of Wikki Tourists, Ismaila Gata of FC IfeanyiUbah Oluwadamilare Ojo of Enyimba and Sikiru Olatunbosun of MFM.
The League Management Company (LMC) has meanwhile announced that all the Enyimba players in the All-Star team would travel directly from the tour to Egypt for their CAF Champions League fixture against Zamalek.
Shehu Dikko, the LMC Chairman disclosed this and explained that “it is to ensure that the country’s remaining representative in the continental competition have the full compliment of their best players in this crucial encounter”.
All the 25 players have been notified that the last phase of camping begins on Monday in Abuja. “They are to report back to camp on Monday, August 1 and would travel from camp on August 8”, the LMC announced.