Nigeria Under-17 head coach Manu Garba has announced the Golden Eaglets squad for this year’s FIFA U17 World Cup finals starting in Brazil next Saturday.
The tactician has named Captain Samson Tijani and forwards Wisdom Ubani and Olakunle Olusegun in his final 21 players.
Garba also named goalkeeper Sunday Stephen, defenders Charles Etim and Ferdinand Ikenna, midfielder Ibraheem Jabaar and forward Akinkunmi Amoo among those who will seek to wrest a six global cadet title for Nigeria.
The Golden Eaglets, winners in 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013 and 2015, will open this year’s tournament with a clash against Hungary in Goiania on 26th October.
Nigeria will then clash with Ecuador (at the same venue on 29th October) and Australia (in Brasilia on 1st November) in Group B.
Vitoria is the other city hosting the 24 –nation championship.
Goalkeepers: Sunday Stephen (Football College Academy); Joseph Oluwabusola (Bournemouth AFC, England); Daniel Jinadu (West Ham United, England)
Defenders: Charles Etim (Blessed Stars Academy); Usman Ibrahim (Giant Brilliants FC); Ferdinand Ikenna (A&B FC); Quadri Edun (G12 FC); Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi (Sporting Dreams FC); Hamzat Ojediran (Jossy United FC)
Midfielders: Samson Tijani (Collings Edwin FC); Akinkunmi Amoo (Sidos Football Club); Daniel Francis (FC Hearts); Ibraheem Jabaar (Ijebu United); Ibrahim Said (Dabo Babes Academy); Monsuru Opeyemi (B Angel FC); Peter Agba (Falala Football Club); Peter Olawale (Delta Warriors)
Forwards: Olakunle Olusegun (ABS FC); Wisdom Ubani (Giant Brilliants FC); Divine Nwachukwu (Riverline FC); Abba Bichi (Talentbase Sport FC)