Kano Pillars striker, Christian Obiozor and Enyimba international midfielder, Kingsley Sokari have both been called up for national assignment with the Nigeria Under-23 team coach.
Coach of the Dream Team VI Samson Siasia says he was impressed by the pair’s showing during the 2015 Super 4 pre-season tournament in Abuja.
Obiozor was top goal-scorer at the just concluded tournament while Sokari also impressed in the middle of the park for the ‘Peoples Elephants.’
“I have always said this team is work in progress, and as such any player who has shown that he can add value to the team will sure be invited to the team, the intention of the technical crew is to build a team Nigerians will be proud of,” Siasia said.
The coach appealed to their respective clubs to show some level of understanding so that there will be no conflict of interests.
Siasia added: “For now one of our greatest challenge if from players whose clubs are involved in continental engagements, we have barely 19 days 18 days to our first game, and our clubs in the continent also have crucial first round games almost the same time, so it will cause distractions for us, but we have to balance things, for just as we need these players, so also their clubs need their services.”
The Nigeria Under-23 side will face Gabon in an All Africa Games qualifier in Libreville at the end of the month.