As exclusively reported by OwnGoalNigeria.com, the camp of the Nigeria U17 team will open on Friday for the start of preparation for the U17 Africa Cup of Nations, which will take place in Algeria.
Head coach of the team Nduka Ugabde has called up 48 players invited to the camp of the team in Abuja. The list has most of the players who helped the team win the WAFU B championship in Niger Republic.
Among them is Emmanuel Michael, the Simoiben Football Academy wonderkid, who was voted man of the match in three of the four games they played at the WAFU tournament.
The tournament in Algeria will run from the 8th to 30th of April and it will serve as the qualifiers for the U17 World Cup which will take place in Peru from the 10th of November to the 2nd of December.
ALL THE INVITED PLAYERS:
Richard Odoh, Hameed Ayomide Balogun, Ebube Wisdom Okere, Umar Abubakar, Tochukwu Simeon Ogbabido, Tochukwu Joseph Ogboji, Utibe Friday Silas, Emmanuel Osaro Onotu, Jubril Odeyemi Azeez, Faruq Jimoh, Kevwe Onomigho Iyede, Suleiman Shehu, Abdullahi Buhari, Victor Divine Emmanuel, Daniel Ayomide Egunshola, Abubakar Shuaibu, Ozor Victor Okeke, Emmanuel Michael, Miracle Jackson Ogwor, Light Chijioke Eke, Raphael Oyebanjo, Miracle Agabi Williams, Yahaya Danjuma Lawali, Prince Oche Bawa, Favour Oluwasegun Daniel, Precious Tonye Williams, Jerry Patrick Ogbole, Emmanuel Junior Chidi, Mubarak Emmanuel Suleiman, Abubakar Ibrahim Zubairu, Richard Oliseamaka Uche, Joseph Oluwatobi Robert, Michael Uche Ogba, John Auta, Shola Oluwafemi Kolo, Pascal Obioma Uzoho, Victor Friday, Itaribo Ayebaekepriye, Jeremiah Oluwaseyi Olaleke, Basil Chimaobi Mbata, Oluwadare Olodan, Precious Benjamin, Tochukwu Michael Agbo, Samuel Aderibigbe, Abubakar Idris Abdullahi, Umar Jamiu, Tijjani Mohammed, Abdullahi Haruna