Lagos, Jan 3 (IANS) Nigeria’s football team head coach Sunday Oliseh on Sunday named the 23-member squad for the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) to be held in Rwanda from January 16 to February 7. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said in a statement that the squad will stage a 10-day pre-Championship training camp, and play two friendly games against Angola and Cote d’ Ivoire, who are also CHAN-bound on January 6 and 11 respectively, reports Xinhua. 

The NFF said Oliseh had arrived in South Africa ahead of the delegation. The Super Eagles B team, alongside technical and backroom staff, left the country on Saturday afternoon for Cape Town in South Africa, the statement said. Nigeria’s Super Eagles B had finished third at the third edition of the African Nations Championship held in South Africa in 2014. 

The Eagles will campaign in Group C of this year’s championship alongside 2011 winners Tunisia, Niger Republic and Guinea, with matches to be played at the Stade Regional Nyamirambo, Kigali.

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