Abuja - Nigeria’s Flying Eagles have to submit a final 21-man squad for the 2015 African Youth Championship to CAF by midnight of Thursday, officials have disclosed.
The Nigeria U20 currently have a 28-man provisional squad that includes Belgium-based defender Wilfred Ndidi and Dolphins new signing Christian Pyagbara.
Pyagbara joined the Flying Eagles training camp in Abuja on their return from two warm-up matches in Ghana, while the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are waiting on Belgian club Genk over the release of Ndidi for the AYC.
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In the meantime, the results of the scans on Musa Yahaya and Zaharadeen Bello are expected to be made known in the new week.
Yahaya suffered a knee injury during the Flying Eagles second test match against Ghana in Tema, while Bello is nursing a swollen calf.
The Nigeria U20s are due to fly out for a training tour in Gabon ahead of the AYC which kicks off March 8 in Dakar, Senegal.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.