Head Coach of Nigeria’s U17 National Team, the Golden Eaglets, Fatai Amoo has named a final squad of 25 players with five other players on standby for next month’s U17 AFCON qualifiers.
The final squad has three goalkeepers, six defenders, nine midfielders and six attackers.
Amoo will rely on qualities possessed by some of his players, notably among them is goalkeeper Saheed Jimoh, Victor Udoh and a product of Kamar Football Academy in Idah, Mustapha Benjamin.
The tournament kicks off on January 5 in Lome, Togo.
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets are drawn against Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire in Group B.
The finalists of the qualifying with advance to the U17 AFCON in Morocco in July.
The full squad:
Goalkeepers: Saheed Jimoh, Destiny Emuwahen, Abdulbasit Abbas
Defenders: Abdullahi Bewene, Victor Udoh, Emmanuel Chukwu, Joseph Kuteyi, Vince Osuji, Emmanuel John, Oludapo Akintola
Midfielders: Oluwatomiwa Kolawole, Chukwuemeka Egbu, Samuel Akere, Haruna Hassan, Rabiu Ahmed, Gideon Atoyebi, Benjamin Mustapha, Basheet Hamzat, Samson Ogunmola
Forwards: Joseph Arumala, Christian Nwachukwu, Peter Asuquo, Michael Emmanuel, Stanley Iheanacho, Ahmed Abdullahi
STANDBY: Philip Titiloye, Muhammed Usman, Waris Hundeyin, Joel david, Boluwatife Babarinde