Lagos - Manu Garba, coach of the U-20 national team, has invited 35 players for screeningg as he prepares to get
the Flying Eagles to the 2015 African Youth Championship and the
FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand in 2015.
Nigeria will clash with the winner of the preliminary
fixture between Kenya and Tanzania in the second round of the qualifying
series for the African Youth Championship in May.
Triumph will take the team into the final round of the
qualifiers and the continental championship is slated for Senegal in March
Garba will start the screening
programme at the FIFA Technical Centre in Abuja on
Monday, and has also encouraged players who fall within the age grade and are sure of their ability, but are not on the list of 35, to turn up at the
Leading the pack is youthful Super Eagles B striker Etebo
Oghnekaro, but there are also Premier League boys Yakubu Mohammed (Gombe
United), Suleiman Abdullahi and Auwal Umar (El-Kanemi Warriors), Abdulhafeez Olawale
(Crown FC) and FC Taraba's Timothy Danladi.
All the invitees are expected to arrive in Abuja on March 2.
List of 35 invited
Victor Chukwuemeka Mbaoma (Remo Stars); Iluebbey Austin
Osho, Ifeanyi Abara, Bashiru Mansur, Adekunle Adegboyega Joseph, Momodu
Mohammed, Alashe Sheriff Ajibola, Joshua Enahoro, Julius Emiloju, Emmanuel Damian,
Chukwuma Opara (MFM FC); Yakubu Mohammed (Gombe United); Suleiman Abdullahi,
Auwal Umar (El-Kanemi Warriors); Udeh Maduka Christopher (Abia Comet); Aliyu
Sani Jandi (Niger Tornadoes); Mazadu Suraju Abdullahi, Shehu Magaji (Standard
FC); Abdulhafeez Olawale (Crown FC); Anthony Chukwudi Omaka, Aremu Hafeez (COD
FC); Abubakar Lawal (Sokoto United); Lawal Abdullahi (Dabo Babes); Okere Jerry Osondu,
Chinonso Nwosu David, Orisakwe Chibueze, Alakwem Mishack, Oscar Onyeka (Taye
Football Academy); Jonathan Yakussak (Boro United); Timothy Danladi (FC
Taraba); Etebo Oghenekaro (Warri Wolves); Adamu Abubakar (Flash FC); Bilyaminu
Yusuf, Mubarak Umar, Mudashir Garba (Everton FC).
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