Salisu names Bankole, Faleye for Costa Rica friendly

Super Eagles assistant coach, Salisu Yusuf, has picked goalkeeper Kayode Bankole, utility player Dominion Ohaka, forward Sunday Faleye and midfielder Afeez Nosiru as part of an 18-man squad for the international friendly against Costa Rica in San Jose on Thursday.

The Eagles confront Costa Rica in a prestigious friendly in the Central American country’s capital November 9.

The three-time African champions were invited to San Jose  as part of activities to send forth the Los Ticos to the World Cup finals in Qatar.

Yusuf picked goalkeepers Bankole and Nathaniel Nwosu (U-23 team first choice), defenders Daniel Bameyi, Chidiebere Nwobodo and Evans Ogbonda, midfielders Nosiru and Qudus Akanni and forwards Faleye and Edidiong Ezekiel, among others.

The game, scheduled for the National Stadium in San Jose, will kick off at 8pm Costa Rica time on Wednesday,  November 9 (3am November 10 in Nigeria).

The Nigerians have been training at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan for the past week, and are scheduled to fly out to Costa Rica on Saturday (today).

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