Head coach of Nigeria’s Under-23 football team, Samson Siasia, has named a squad of 39 players as he intensifies preparations for the 2015 All Africa Games.
Thirty five of the players are locally-based while the remaining four ply their trade in Europe.
Siasia said it was time to get into the serious aspect of preparations after initially opening the doors of the squad to no fewer than 1,000 hopeful.
"I must commend all those who came for the exercise, that we did not select you does not mean you are not good enough, but the reality is that only 35 players must be selected, and that was the job we did.
"For those of you selected, you are just lucky, but to keep your place in this team you must go back home and continue training so as not to fall by the way side when we begin the next phase of camping.
"I have been impressed with what you guys have shown me and I can safely say we have a future," Siasia told the players after naming the squad.
Abiodun Akande Yusuf Mohammed, Emmansin Daniel Akwa, Emmanuel Daniel
Stanley Okoronmu, Sincere Seth, Chima Akas, Chris Madaki, Waziri Christopher, Dede Mughalo, Tope Jaiyeola, Azubuike Okechukkwu, Peter Obochi, Segun, Solomon Olaleke, Faisal Sanni, Erhun Obanor
Tiongoli Tonbara, Etim Emmanuel, Freedom Omofonma, Godwin Odibo, Samuel Adegbenro, Niyi Adeniyi, Godwin Saviour, Usman Mohammed, Samuel Chukwudi, Achibi Ewenike, Newman Doubra
Etebor Oghenekaro, Ajayi Junior, Sunday Adetunji, Peter Onyekachi, Jonathan Osondu
Onuachi Paul Ebere, (FC Midtjylland, Denmark), Aminu Umar, (Samsunspor, Turkey), Stanley Amuzie, (Sassuolo, Italy, Atanda Sodiq, FK Apolonia)