Coach Paul Aigbogun of the Nigeria 20 team has released the list of 23 players who will travel to Cairo for a friendly game against their Egyptian counterparts next week.
The team who have been in training for the last three weeks will take on their Egyptian counterparts in two friendly games meant to shape up both teams ahead of the start of the qualifiers for the African Youth Championship.
Aigogbun picked two goalkeepers , six defenders, seven midfielders and eight forwards for the tie which will be his first meaningful game as coach of the team following his appointment even though it’s a friendly game.
CHAN Eagles star players Peter Eneji, Ikouwem Udoh and Nura Mohammed were all included in the list with last year Nigeria U17 forward Nazifi Yahaya also making the list of attackers listed for the trip.
THE 23 FLYING EAGLES OFF TO CAIRO
Goalkeepers: Detan Ogundare (Kogi United); Mohammed Galadima (Nasarawa United)
Defenders: Chidubem Nwosu (36 Lion); Zaruma Samuel (Plateau United); Abdullahi Abubakar (Nasarawa United); Valentine Ozornwafor (Enyimba FC); Mubarak Abdulsalam (Wikki Tourists); Ikouwem Utin (Enyimba FC)
Midfielders: Jamil Muhammed (Kano Pillars); Charles Agbo (Elkanemi Warriors); Aniekeme Okon (Akwa United); Alhassan Adamu (Kano Pillars); Mitchel William (Elkanemi Warriors); Douglas Achiv (Nasarawa United); Duarw Nuhu (Akwa United)
Forwards: Wasiu Alalade (Enyimba FC); Muhammed Tijjani (36 Lion); Nazifi Yahaya (Kano Pillars); Nur Mohammed (Elkanemi Warriors); Ibrahim Abubakar (Niger Tornadoes); Eneji Moses (Plateau United); Jesse Akila (MFM FC); Adeshina Gata (Akwa United)