Abuja - Head Coach of the Nigeria U-20 boys, Emmanuel
Amuneke has opted to have a three –day open screening for new players ahead of
the team’s camping for a 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifying fixture
Burundi progressed to be eligible to square up with Cup
holders Nigeria after the Democratic Republic of Congo withdrew from the race.
Amuneke has called for open screening between Thursday, 7th
April and Saturday, 9th April before a group of 30 invited players will arrive
camp in Abuja on Monday, 11th April.
Team secretary Ibrahim Aliyu Lawal told thenff.com that 30
invited players will be camped at the Serob Legacy Hotel, in the Federal
Capital Territory, ahead of the first leg of the fixture scheduled for
Bujumbura on the weekend of 20th - 22nd May.
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The return leg will hold in Nigeria two weeks after.
The group of invited players is dominated by Nigeria’s 2015
FIFA U-17 World Cup winners, including goalkeeper Akpan Udoh and attacking
midfielders Chukwudi Agor and Orji Okoronkwo.
Akpan Udoh, John Lazarus, David Enogela, Kingsley Michael,
Funsho Bamgboye, Chinedu Madueke, Chukwudi Agor, Joel Osikel, Ejike Ikwu,
Udochukwu Anumudu, Amos Benjamin, Osinachi Ebere, Orji Okonkwo, Chiaha Chisom,
Suleiman Abdullahi, Kehinde Ayinde, Anas Mohammed, Douglas Uzama, Ayodeji
Bamidele, Jack Ipalibo, Ernest Agenor, Najib Hamza, Johnson Umah, Chukwuebuka
Okoroji, Gavi Thompson, Bright Etaghara, Samuel Obehi, Timothy Idoko, Abbas
Usman, Yinusa Abdul
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