- Flying Eagles 21-man squad for the forthcoming FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland has been unveiled
- The list was revealed over dinner at the team’s training camp on Monday, May 13 in Bad Goegging, Germany
- Flying Eagles will battle Red Bull Salzburg in a friendly on Tuesday evening, May 14
Flying Eagles 21-man squad for the forthcoming FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland has been made public by coach Paul Aigbogun.
The former Enyimba coach unveiled the list over dinner at the team’s training camp on Monday, May 13 in Bad Goegging, Germany.
A breakdown of squad revealed the quartet of captain Ikouwem Utin, goalkeeper Olawale Oremade, midfielder Kingsley Michael and forward Henry Offia made the cut that was dominated by foreign-based players.
Other squad members listed include defender Valentine Ozornwafor, who was named in the Team of the Tournament at the U20 AFCON finals in Niger Republic last February, along with attacking midfielder Effiom Maxwell.
The Flying Eagles are expected to battle Red Bull Salzburg in a friendly on Tuesday evening, May 14, before heading to Germany for their final pre-World Cup friendly against Red Bull Leipzig in Germany on Friday, May 17.
The Nigerian delegation are scheduled to fly to Tychy from Germany on Sunday, May 19.
Nigeria will face Qatar, the United States of America and Ukraine at the tournament in Poland, with Nigeria battling Qatar in Tychy on May 24.
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Goalkeepers: Detan Ogundare (Kogi United); Olawale Oremade (Kwara United; Jonathan Zaccala (Triestina FC, Italy)
Defenders: Valentine Ozornwafor (Enyimba FC); Aliu Salawudeen (Amuneke Academy); Igoh Ogbu (Rosenborg BK, Norway); Ikouwem Utin (Enyimba FC); Muhammad Rabiu (Plateau United); Jamil Muhammad (Kano Pillars)
Midfielders: Nnamdi Ofoborh (AFC Bournemouth, England); Eletu Peter (Prince Kazeem FC); Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru (Manchester City, England); Kingsley Michael (AC Perugia, Italy); Effiom Maxwell (Enyimba FC); Aniekeme Okon (Akwa United); Collins Sor (Oasis FC)
Forwards: Jerome Adams (Sogndal IL, Norway); Tijani Muhammed (FC Banik Ostrava, Czech Republic); Henry Offia (IK Sirius Uppsala, Sweden); Chinonso Emeka (Club Brookhouse, England); Success Makanjuola (Water FC)
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria vs South Africa: Nigeria’s Flying Eagles suffered a second successive penalty shoot-out loss after falling 3-5 to South Africa’s Amajitas in Saturday’ bronze medal match.
The encounter saw Nigeria and South Africa, who lost out to Mali and Senegal respectively in the semis eager to take something home from the tournament during the losers final at the Stade General Seyni Kountchey Stadium which ended goalless after the end of 90 minutes.
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