Seattle Sounders Left Back Ibrahim Usman Called Up To Flying Eagles Squad For Africa U20 Cup of Nations


19 year old Seattle Sounders left full back Ibrahim Usman has been handed a call up to the U20 team of Nigeria who will resume training for the Africa U20 Cup of Nations on Monday, can exclusively reveal.


Usman joined Seattle Sounders last year and made a total of 26 league appearances with four assists to his name and for now he is the only foreign base player expected to be in the squad despite not playing for the team in the qualifiers.

He is expected to provide stiff competition for captain and regular left back Ikouwem Udoh who didn’t have the best of tournament at the recently concluded WAFU U20 Championship which Nigeria lost 0-2 to Senegal in the final.

As reported by this portal, the left full back and central defence positions are the area which coach Paul Aigbogun want to strengthen ‎and Usman is seen as one who could add depth to the options at left full back ahead of the naming of the squad for the tournament which starts next month.