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Flying Eagles coach picks 12 fresh players

07 March 2014, 14:27Israel Ojoko

Abuja - Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba has picked 12 uninvited players for his next phase of training camp, while retaining 17 of the 35 players he initially called up.

Among the fresh players are Amos Benjamin, Raphael Ayagwa, Samson Obagbemiro, Segun Bankole, Uche Okeke and Ogunka Adibe.

While among the invited players retained are Adamu Abubakar, Aremu Afeez, Sulaiman Abdullahi, Omaila Anthony and Timothy Danladi.

Over 250 prospective players have so far attended the Flying Eagles trials, coming from all over the country.

"This shows how open the screening has been so far," said the team's coordinator, Sulaiman Abubakar.

"But we are still open to give a decent chance to any player within the age bracket to come around and show us what he is capable of."

Europe-bound U17 striker, Isaac Success was discovered from a similar open screening exercise supervised by coach Manu when he was in charge of the Golden Eaglets.

Manu has said he plans to build a standing team of players who are based locally, while eligible foreign-based players will be injected into the team when the need arises.

The open screening for the new Flying Eagles will enter a fifth day on Friday morning at the FIFA Technical center in Abuja.

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