Abuja - The Nigeria U20 team have named a 20-man squad for
Sunday’s warm-up match against their Benin Republic counterparts in Porto Novo.
Among those picked were the country’s heroes from last
year’s FIFA U17 World Cup-winning team - Kelechi Iheanacho, skipper Musa
Muhammed, Chidiebere Nwakali, Musa Yahaya, Taiwo Awoniyi, Abdullahi Alfa and
Others on the squad are Alhassan Ibrahim aka Mu-azam,
Wilfred Ndidi, Ifeanyi Matthew and goalkeeper Joshua Enaholo.
The test match will be played at Charles de Gaulle Stadium
in Porto Novo from 4pm local time, which is the same time with Nigeria.
Both teams have clashed at the same level previously - They
drew 1-1 in Cotonou in September 2012 and a rematch in Abuja ended in a
Two players will then be dropped from the squad for the 2015
AYC qualifier in Tanzania in the weekend of May 9-11.
NFF executive committee member Shehu Adamu will lead the
team to both Benin and Tanzania.
The full squad:
Goalkeepers: Joshua Enaholo, Adamu Abubakar, Abdulazeez
Defenders: Musa Muhammed, Mustapha Abdullahi, Ifeanyi Nweke,
Wilfred Ndidi, Izu Omego, Zaharadeen Bello
Midfielders: Chidiebere Nwakali, Musa Yahaya, Kelechi
Iheanacho, Abdullahi Alfa, Akinjide Idowu, Wasiu Jimoh, Ifeanyi Matthew, Ifeanyi
Strikers: Alhassan Ibrahim ‘Mu-azam’, Taiwo Awoniyi,
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