Hundreds of young footballers aged 19 and below turned up in Abuja on the first day of screening of players for Nigeria’s U-20s conducted by head team of the coach Emmanuel Amuneke.
Owngoalnigeria.com correspondent who was at the training session this morning reports that the players were divided into eight different set of 11 players and who played among themselves before some were dropped.
The team will hold their second training session this evening with more players expected to be tested as part of the process of picking the best legs for Nigeria’s Africa Youth Championship qualifiers against Burundi in March.
Selected players from the exercise which is expected to last for three days will compete with 30 other players already listed by the coach for camping starting this Saturday.
Among the 30 invited players, 12 were selected from the all conquering Nigeria U-17 team of 2015 with four members of the same team namely Kelechi Nwakali,Samuel Chukwueze,Victor Osimhen and Lukman Zakari set to join the team later in camp from their various base abroad.