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Orlando Pirates defender Olisa Ndah ‘surprised’ at Nigeria AFCON selection

Orlando Pirates focus back Olisa Ndah has bestowed his "shock" at being called up by Nigeria for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.


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The 23-year-old was related with the gathering by new Super Eagles break supervisor Augustine Eguavoen later Gernot Rohr's ending for the resistance which will get rolling on 9 January and close on 6 February.


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Olisa Ndah has played 13 DStv Premiership matches this season for the Buccaneers since checking from Nigerian side Akwa United.


Keeping an eye on Brila FM, Ndah said: "I'm appreciative to God to be here. It was actually a marvel to me and I'm grateful for this chance.


"We have a gigantic heap of good players, we can win the Africa Cup of Nations, so I'm simply going to contribute some fearless energy, have my effect and ideally all that winds up mind blowing."


Nigeria will get moving their AFCON challenge against Egypt on Tuesday, 11 January and will in like way play Sudan and Guinea-Bissau in their Group D matches.


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NIGERIA AFCON SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)


Safeguards: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Tyrone Ebuehi (Venezia FC, Italy); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)


Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Galsgow Rangers, Scotland); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Nwakali (SD Huesca, Spain)


Pushes: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany); Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Shabab Riyadh, Saudi Arabia); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Praha, Czech Republic)

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