Ladan Bosso, Head Coach of Nigeria’s U-20 Boys (Flying Eagles) has called up a total of 40 players for next month’s WAFU B U-20 Championship taking place in Niamey, capital of Niger Republic.
The invited players are to arrive at the Blue Spring Hotel, opposite Ministry of Justice, Maitama, Abuja, today, Monday, 18th April, with their International Passports.
Seven-time African Champions, the Flying Eagles, will play in Group B of the WAFU B Championship alongside Ghana and Burkina Faso, with the Tournament scheduled to run from 7th-20th May, 2022, in Niamey.
Hosts, Niger Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo and Benin Republic will contend in Group A.
Only the two finalists will qualify from the WAFU B zone to participate in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
THE INVITED PLAYERS INCLUDE:
GOALKEEPERS: Orya Joseph (Lobi Stars); Nathaniel Nwosu (Water FC); Jimoh Saheed (Adoration FC); Chijioke Anianboso (Giant Brillars).
DEFENDERS: Njoke Augustine (Abia Warriors); Gabriel Adewara (Ikorodu United); Babaji Abubakar (Niger Tornadoes); Okoli Augustine (Giant Brillars); Hassan Shuaibu (Smart City); Uzochukwu Ezeobi (Zamfara United); Opeyemi Omoloye (Amure City); Frederick Benjamin (ABS FC); Monsuru Oyinmade (A&A Academy); Adegbite Emmanuel (Enyimba FC); Bolu Sholumade (Akwa United); Adamu Saidu (Water FC).
MIDFIELDERS: Anas Hassan (Vandrezzer FC); Okeowo Oluwaseyi (3SC); Shehu Sada (Nasarawa United); Promise Harrison (SuperStars Academy); Lawal Samson (Katsina United); Clinshak Longba (Plateau United); Aminu Muhammad (Gombe United); Abdulmajeed Ibrahim (Global FC); 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); Tolulope Simon Ojo (Remo Stars); Muhammad Sambo Shehu (Katsina United)
FORWARDS: Emmanuel Ogbole (FC Basira); Ifeanyi Ogba (Lobi Stars); Sopurochukwu Kelechi (HP Academy); Henry Ndubuisi (Cydos FC); Ibrahim Yahaya (Gombe United); Aliyu Abdullahi (Nasarawa United); Ahmed Abdullah (HP Academy).
I strongly believe in the ability of the Bosso-led Coaching Crew to be one of two teams to qualify from the tough Group when hostility kicks-off.
I am also optimistic that the Flying Eagles will prove a lot of book makers wrong once they qualify for the 2023 U-20 AFCON to hosted by Egypt.