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AS NATIONS NAME TRAIN ON SQUADS All four nations have announced their initial train-on squads for the second Middle East Africa Championship, to be held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria from  2-5 October. Hosts Nigeria have opted for a 60-man party initially, including the likes of Canterbury Bulldog’s Jayden Okunbor, who has been named vice captain, young Leeds prop Muizz Mustapha who has impressed on loan at Newcastle Thunder, and Hull KR emerging talent Elliott Wallis. Super League stars Tuoyo Egodo and Sadiq Adebiyi and established names Rob Worrincy, named as skipper, Will Sharp and Daniel Igbinedion are also included. They join local players from Eko Trinity, Kano Lions and Logos Haven, part of Nigeria’s eight-team domestic competition, which is set to kick off as a pre-cursor to the tournament. NRL vice-president and general manager Ade Adebisi noted: “We have held a number of successful national training sessions…