Okpotu (l) vs Okwuosa last season
As first reported by MTNFootball.com, Lobi Stars striker Tony Okpotu has been invited by Nigeria for next month’s clash against Liberia.
Okpotu netted eight goals as Lobi finished third in the Nigeria Premier League as well as reach the final of this year’s Federation Cup, where they lost to cup holders Heartland.
The young striker only recently trained with the country’s U20 team, the Flying Eagles.
Okpotu is one of several fresh call-ups for the October 13 return leg match against Liberia in Calabar.
Others are Heartland cup winner Brendan Ogbu, Manir Ubale from Kano Pillars and Gomo Onduku of Sharks.
Otherwise, Keshi has kept faith with the core of the players from the domestic league he has worked with since December.
Goalkeepers: Chigozie Agbim (Warri Wolves), Daniel Akpeyi (Heartland)
Defenders: Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Papa Idris, Umar Zango (Kano Pillars), Solomon Kwambe, Godfrey Oboabona, (Sunshine Stars), Ezekiel Bassey (Lobi Stars), Kingsley Udoh (Heartland)
Midfielders: Gabriel Reuben (Kano Pillars), Henry Uche (Enyimba), Christian Ofili (ABS), Solomon Jabason (Akwa United), Philip Asuquo (3SC)
Forwards: Ejike Uzoenyi (Enugu Rangers), Sunday Mba (Warri Wolves), Sanusi Sani (Gombe United), Izu Azuka (Sunshine Stars), Brendan Ogbu (Heartland), Tony Okpotu (Lobi Stars),Manir Ubale (Kano Pillars),Gomo Ondoku (Sharks), Fidelis Saviour (FC Taraba)