The Seasiders’ forward will take the
armband against the Stallions in
Saturday’s African Nations Championship
For the first time in his Nigeria career,
forward Gbolahan Salami is expected to
captain the Super Eagles when they face
Burkina Faso in Saturday’s African
Nations Championship qualifier.

NGwide gathered that the powerful
forward, was named skipper owing to
his wealth of experience with the senior
national team.

“Gbolahan will wear the armband when
Nigeria host Burkina Faso on Saturday,”
the source told NGwide.

“He has experience and the ability to lead
the rest of the squad now that the team
is without a skipper.”

Sharks’ Chima Akas was named assistant
captain for the game billed for the
Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium, Port

Salami has won 13 caps and scored
three goals for Nigeria since making his
debut in 2014.

The winner between Nigeria and Burkina
Faso will qualify for the 2016 CHAN billed
for Rwanda in January.

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