A total of eight new players who were not in the initial list of players called up by coach of the Nigeria U20 team Paul Aigbogun are currently training with the team in Abuja, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
Among them is fast rising Niger Tornadoes winger Babawo Ibrahim who has caught the eyes this season with his performances for the Minna based side in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
The absence of some of the players invited by the Paul Aigbogun lead crew of the Nigeria U20 team due to club commitments have lead to the coach calling up other players to make up the numbers in training.
Maxwell Junior of Enyimba is also in the camp of the team, who are preparing for their upcoming Africa Youth Championship Qualifiers tie later in the year, where they will be aiming to go a step further than the Emmanuel Amuneke lead team of 2015.
It is expected that as many as eight players will be dropped in an elimination by substitution style of picking the best players to represent Nigeria at the level, where Nigeria have twice conquered Africa in recent times.