Super Eagles Interim head coach, Samson Siasia has released five players from his squad of home based stars as he prepares the team for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Egypt,
Five players have been released from the camp, while another one has been sent to the U-23 team also preparing for an international friendly against Brazil.
Defenders Christopher Madaki and Oke Ogagatewho, midfielder Hassan Yau, attackers Prince Aggreh and Ezekiel Bassey have been told to return and stay with their clubs, while petit winger, Bright Onyedikachi has been asked to report to the Dream Team.
Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye told thenff.com that only 13 players are now expected in camp next week as the coaches strive to raise the stakes ahead of the crucial games against Egypt.
“The coaches are gradually cutting down the numbers,” Ibitoye disclosed.
“Next week, more players will be released to their clubs and some others will be transferred to the Olympic team also in camp ahead of the international friendly against Brazil. I am sure the coaches already have an idea of those home stars that will join the foreign legion for the final phase of the preparations in a week’s time,” he added.