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Flying Eagles stars named to Premier League rosters

04 September 2015, 15:12

Lagos - With the summer transfer window closed for business, top flight teams in England have submitted their Barclays Premier League squad lists for the 2015 - 2016 season to the Premier League.

If Under-21 players (contract and scholars) are included in the mix, at least 46 players of Nigerian descent could be on parade in the Premier League this term.

Manchester City are the best represented, with Kelechi Iheanacho, Ashinme Kigbu, Chidiebere Nwakali, Nathanial Oseni and Tosin Adarabioyo all making The Citizens roster.

Also read: 'Iheanacho staying put at Manchester City'

England youth internationals Chuba Akpom, Dele Alli, Jordon Ibe, Josh Onomah, Layton Ndukwu and Ike Ugbo were all selected by their respective clubs.

Nigeria stars John Obi Mikel, Victor Anichebe, Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo and Peter Odemwingie will continue to play in the Premier League at least until the January transfer window based on the rosters submitted.

Manchester United's Tosin Kehinde, Norwich City's Afolabi Coker and Aston Villa's Emmanuel Okokon Idem will be hoping to make their debut in the Premier League, having made the squad lists.

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