Head coach of Nigeria’s U20 male national team (the Flying Eagles) Ladan Bosso has invited 40 players for next month’s WAFU B U20 Championship which will be staged in Niamey, capital city of Niger Republic.
Four goalkeepers, 12 defenders, 17 midfielders and seven forwards were invited by the coach of the team.
According to the Team Secretary, Aliyu Lawal Ibrahim, the invited players have been told to arrive at the Blue Spring Hotel, Abuja on Monday, 18th April with their international passports.
Nigeria are seven-time African champions, and will face Ghana and Burkina Faso in Group B of the WAFU B Championship.
In Group A, host nation Niger Republic will slug it out with Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, and Benin Republic.
Only the two finalists from this tourney will qualify from the WAFU B zone and then go on to participate in the 2023 Total U-20 Cup of Nations.
The tournament is scheduled to hold from 7th to 20th May, 2022.
FULL LIST OF INVITED PLAYERS:
Goalkeepers: Orya Joseph (Lobi Stars); Nathaniel Nwosu (Water FC); Jimoh Saheed (Adoration FC); Chijioke Anianboso (Giant Brillars)
Defenders: Gabriel Adewara (Ikorodu United); Hassan Shuaibu (Smart City); Babaji Abubakar (Niger Tornadoes); Njoke Augustine (Abia Warriors); Okoli Augustine (Giant Brillars); Uzochukwu Ezeobi (Zamfara United); Bolu Shotimade (Akwa United); Frederick Benjamin (ABS FC); Monsuru Oyinmade (A&A Academy); Adegbite Emmanuel (Enyimba FC); Adamu Saidu (Water FC); Opeyemi Omoloye (Amure City)
Midfielders: Abdulmajeed Ibrahim (Global FC); Anas Hassan (Vandrezzer FC); Shehu Sada (Nasarawa United); Promise Harrison (SuperStars Academy); Lawal Samson (Katsina United); Okeowo Oluwaseyi (3SC); Clinshak Longba (Plateau United); Aminu Muhammad (Gombe United); Onuche Ogbelu (FOSLA Academy); Jejeko Ola (Coment FC); Hussaini Garba (Maikunkele FC); Divine Nwachukwu (Adoration FC); Sulaiman Kirki (Kebbi United); Munir Idris (Niger Tornadoes); Aminu Yahaya (Nnewi United); Muhammad Sambo Shehu (Katsina United); Tolulope Simon Ojo (Remo Stars
Forwards: Aliyu Abdullahi (Nasarawa United); Emmanuel Ogbole (FC Basira); Ifeanyi Ogba (Lobi Stars); Henry Ndubuisi (Cydos FC); Sopurochukwu Kelechi (HP Academy); Ibrahim Yahaya (Gombe United); Ahmed Abdullah (HP Academy)