Flying Eagles will depart the nation on Thursday afternoon after coach Ladan Bosso named 28 players for U20 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Nigeria is billed to play two friendlies against hosts Niger in Niamey before their opening Group B clash against defending champions Ghana’s Black Satellites on Sunday, the 8th.

Flying before they take on Young Etalons of Burkina Faso three days later after being drawn in Group B.

 Two finalists qualifying to represent the WAFU B zone at the 2023 Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Egypt.

All four semifinalists from the tournament in Egypt will qualify to represent Africa in 2023 FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Indonesia.


Goalkeepers: Nathaniel Nwosu (Water FC); Chijioke Aniagboso (Giant Brillars); Saheed Jimoh (Adoration FC)

Defenders: Opeyemi Omooloyi (Akure City); Abubakar Babaji (Niger Tornadoes); Lekan Oyedele (Remo Stars); Oluwatosin Adegbite (Enyimba FC); Augustine Njoku (Abia Warriors); Chikezie Okolie (Giant Brillars); David Sholumade (Akwa United); Benjamin Frederick (ABS FC)

Midfielders: Anas Hassan (Vandrezzer FC); Daniel Daga (FC One Rocket); Oluwaseyi Falodun (Jossy United); Samson Lawal (Katsina United); Onuche Ogbelu (Fosla Academy); Muhammad Aminu (Gombe United); Muhammad Shehu (Katsina United); Frederick Godwin (City FC)

Forwards: Adams Olubi (FK Zalgiris Vilnius, Lithuania); Tolulope Ojo (Remo Stars); Ibrahim Muhammad (Maikunkele FC); Ibrahim Yahaya (Gombe United); Rilwanu Haliru Sarki (Mahanaim FC); Divine Nwachukwu (Adoration FC); Ahmed Abdullahi (HB Academy); Abdullahi Adam (Nasarawa United); Albert Hilary (Plateau United)



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