The youth national team, Flying Eagles are fully loaded for this week’s battle with Mauritania in the African U-20 Nations Cup qualifiers, with Jesse Akila, WasiuAlaade, BabawoAbdullahi and skipper of the side, IkuowemUdohUtintop attractions in the squad that travelled out of Nigeria on Tuesday.
The list of `18 players was made public by team coach, Paul Aigbogun on Tuesday, few hours before their departure to Nouakchott for Friday’s first leg match, with former Golden Eaglets keeper, UdohAkpan tipped to start in goal.
Though Aigbogun stuck with majority of the players who have been with him in the team since inception, he has strengthened the team with three new players ahead of the game.
Mike Zaruma is out injured and Peter Eneji has travelled abroad, thereby giving way to AbubakarAbdullahi Ali, OladoAdewale and SadiqHabibuYakubu for the trip on Tuesday.
The full squad to Muaritania includes AkpanUdoh, DetanOgundare, HabibuSadiq , Valentine Ozornwafor, IkouwemUdoh, Solomon Onome, EkeneOlisema and AbubakarAbdullahi Ali.
Others are Aminu Nuhu, Alhassan Ibrahim, JamilMuhammed, Jesse Akila ,Babawo Ibrahim, AdeshinaGata, AsuquoAniekeme, WasiuAlalade, Effiom Maxwell, and OladoAdewale.