Manu Garba Unveils 20 Man List For U-17 World Youth Championship Qualifiers In Niger


Coach of the Nigerian U17 team Manu Garba has released his 20 man list of players who wil represent Nigeria at the WAFU B Championship, which will serve as qualifiers for the African U17 Championship.


Already the Nigerian team have arrived in Niamey, and they will play their first game against Burkina Faso on Monday before taking on Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday with their final group game against Benin Republic scheduled for Sunday next week.

Head coach of the Nigerian team Manu Garba and four players from the team will join the rest of the team in Niger on Saturday after they couldn’t secure seats on the plane that flew the rest of the squad earlier today.

A total of three goalkeepers, seven defenders, eight midfielders and three forwards were named by Manu Garba in his 20 man list for the tournament.


Goalkeepers: John Ikedinachukwu Amah, Joseph John Essien, Joseph Ayomide Oluwabusola

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Defenders: David Akulo Ishaya, Sunday Cletus Odey, Clement Chigozie Ikenna, Sani Abacha Suleiman, Muhammad Ibrahim, Adam Agba’a Mustapha

Midfielders: Samson Okikiola Tijani, Hassan Hussaini, Saviour Johnson Isaac, Olatomi Alfred Olaniyan, Peter Agba, Babatunde Jimoh Akinsola, Ibraheem Olalekan Jabaar, Akinwunmi Ayobami Amoo

Forwards: Oluwatimilehin Lawrence Adeniyi, Olakunle Olusegun Junior, Favour Akem