Olympic Eagles invitee Evans Iyebi happy to fulfill childhood dream


When Evans Iyebi received the call-up to join the Nigeria U-23 men’s team, it was a fulfillment of his childhood dream.

Coach Salisu Yusuf handed invitation to the Akwa United FC left-back to join the Olympic Eagles camp in Ibadan following passport hitches to previously invited players.

Evans Iyebi.

The youngster took to his Facebook page to celebrate his first National team call-up which he explained was a fulfillment of his childhood dream of wearing the national colours.

Evans wrote “Proud to earn my first National team call-up.

” I’ve always imagined myself wearing the Nigeria shirt since I was a kid. Now I’m living in the reality of that.

” This is a big win for all of us. Giving up is never an option, never forget that. ” He concluded.

Nigeria will travel to Dar Es Salaam for the first leg of their U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers vs Tanzania this weekend.

The return leg is scheduled to hold on October 29, 2022 at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan.


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