NFF invites 40 to Flying Eagles camp as AFCON preparations begin

NFF invites 40 to Flying Eagles camp as AFCON preparations begin

  • The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has invited forty players drawn from clubs and academics to the national under-20 training camp in Abuja.

Flying Eagles head coach Ladan Bosso will put the team through the paces as they prepare for the U20 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt next year.

The invited players comprise of five goalkeepers, nine defenders, thirteen midfielders, and thirteen forwards.

Coach Bosso retained most of the players that helped Nigeria win the WAFU B U20 Championship held in Niger Republic back in May.

Winning the regional competition handed seven-time African champions Nigeria one of the qualifying tickets to the 2023 U20 AFCON hosted by Egypt.

The best four teams at the continental championship in Egypt will qualify for the FIFA U20 World Cup, to be held in Indonesia later in 2023.

Flying Eagles invited players

Goalkeepers: Nathaniel Nwosu (Water FC); Kingsley Aniagboso (Giant Brillars); Saheed Jimoh; (Adoration FC); Kehinde Ogundele (Insurance FC); Edward Ameh (Mailantarki FC)

Defenders: Oluwatosin Adegbite (Enyimba FC):Benjamin Frederick (Nasarawa United); David Sholumade (Akwa United); Sunday Haruna (Wikki Tourists); Dominion Ohaka (Water FC); Shaibu Hassan (Smart City); Solomon Agbalaka (Broad City); Adedoyin Odele (36 Lion); Junior Nduka (Remo Stars)

Midfielders: Daniel Daga (Dakkada FC); Hassan Anas (Vandrezzer FC); Ogbelu Onuche (Fosla FC); Udoh Godwin (City FC Abuja): Muhammad Aminu (Gombe United); Sambo Shehu (Katsina United); Samuel Longbak (Plateau United); Ozuka Ogochukwu (Katsina United); Alex Oyewah (Bayelsa United); Obiaku Ifesinachi (36 Lion); Caleb Ochedikwu (Mavloon FC); Christopher Chinedu (Unique FC); Isaac Ayuma (Mavloon FC)

Forwards: Rilwanu Haliru (Mahanaim FC); Tolulope Ojo (Phoenix FC); John Edwin (Water FC); Divine Nwachukwu (Insurance FC); Albert Hilary (Plateau United); Ibrahim Yahaya (Wikki Tourists); Umar Badamasi (El-Kanemi Warriors); Adam Abdulrahaman (Mahanim FC); Azeez Akintunde (3SC); Sunday Emmanuel (Empire FC): Emmanuel Jonas (Niger Tornadoes); Francis Ayuba (Nasarawa United); Emmanuel Justin (Unique FC) 

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