Lagos - Flying Eagles coach Manu Garba has released a final list of 21 players for the FIFA U20 World Cup, with Kelechi Iheanacho and Chidera Ezeh making the cut.
Iheanacho, who missed the 2015 Africa Youth Championship, has caused a row among the coaching crew and Nigerian fans over his availability for the world tournament, due to his commitment to club duties with Manchester City youth side. He will however be available for the competition.
The tournament will be played in New Zealand between May 30 and June 20.
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Garba, who’s team is currently camping in Germany, has been placed in Group alongside Brazil, Hungary and Korea Democratic People’s Republic.
Goalkeepers: Joshua Enaholo (MFM FC); Dele Alampasu (Football College Academy); Olorunleke Ojo (Giwa FC)
Defenders: Musa Muhammed (FC Heart Academy); Mustapha Abdullahi (Spotlight FC); Zaharaddeen Bello (Dabo Babes Academy); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Izu Omego (Apapa Golden Stars); Chidiebere Nwakali (Manchester City, England)
Midfielders: Akinjide Idowu (Nigeria Young Academy); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Water FC); Kingsley Sokari (Enyimba FC); Ifeanyi Mathew (El-Kanemi Warriors); Musa Yahaya (Tottenham FC, England); Bernard Bulbwa (Esperance ST, Tunisia); Godwin Saviour (FC Sports)
Forwards: Taiwo Awoniyi (Imperial Academy); Chidera Ezeh (FC Porto, Portugal); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Success Isaac (Granada FC, Spain)
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