EXCLUSIVE: Bamgboye Out,Kehinde In As Amuneke List 18 For Sudan Tie


Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal that once again U-17 World cup winner Funsho Bamgboye has been left out of the Nigeria U-20s team for this weekend 2017 AYC qualifiers tie against Sudan.

The team departed for Sudan around 10am Nigeria team enroute Ethiopia for the first leg of their final qualifying round in the race to be at next year Africa U-20 Champions in Zambia which Nigeria will be hoping to defend the trophy they won in Senegal in 2015.


The travelling party to Omdurman also has trialist Kehinde Ayinde gatecrashing the team while Samuel Opeh who has been a part of the team in their previous games was also omitted.

The goalkeppers picked were the usual duo of Udoh Akpan and Chiaha Chisom, while the defenders selected were Anas Mohammed, Tobechukwu Ibe, Udochukwu Anumudu, Douglas Uzama, Ikwu Ejike, Ebuka Okoroji Finnian and Lukman Halilu Zakari.

Coach Emmanuel Amuneke listed Arsenal bound Kelechi Nwakali captain of the team in the midfield alongside Agor Chukwudi, Gavi Thompson, Kingsley Michael, Samuel Chukwueze, Orji Okwonkwo and Mustapha Abdullahi.

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In attack the World cup winning coach stuck with the duo of Wolfsburg boung Victor Osimhen and trialist Kehinde Ayinde who forced his way into the team on the back of a strong showing in their friendly games.

*Ahmed Ishaya