Turkey 2013: Obuh names 30-.man provisional squad

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six players are from overseas clubs.

The Flying Eagles coach, John Obuh, has named a 30-man squad ahead of next month’s FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey.

The squad includes 18 players from the recent African Youth Championship, AYC, in Algeria, where Nigeria placed third. These players include captain, Abduljaleel Ajagun; Enugu Rangers striker, Alhaji Gero; as well as Olanrewaju Kayode and Umar Aminu, who was goal king at the 2013 AYC.

Twelve new players have been picked preparatory to the U20 World Cup. They include Switzerland-based goalkeeper, Sebastian Osigwe; Moses Simon, who recently signed for Ajax; as well as Nigeria U17 defender Wilfred Ndidi, who features for Nath Boys in the Lagos Junior League.

There are six players from overseas clubs with the rest coming from the Nigeria League.

The FIFA U20 World Cup kicks off on June 21 and ends July 13

The full squad:

Goalkeepers: Samuel Okani (Enyimba), Jonah Usman (ABS FC), John Felegha (Eupen, Belgium), Sebastian Osigwe (FC Emmenbrucke, Switzerland)

Defenders: Shehu Abdullahi (Kano Pillars), Moses Orkuma (Lobi Stars), Ikechukwu Okorie (Enyimba), Kingsley Madu (El Kanemi), Collins Jamilu (HNK Rijeka, Croatia), Chizoba Amaefule (Dolphins), Wilfred Ndidi (Nath Boys), Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (Charlton Athletic youth team), Hassan Abubakar (Wikki Tourists)

Midfielders: Agboyi Ovbokha (Bayelsa United), Mathias Samuel (Kano Pillars), Abduljaleel Ajagun (Dolphins), Christian Pyagbara (unattached), Uche Agbo (Enyimba), Michael Olaitan (Olympiacos, Greece)
Forwards: Edafe Egbedi (AGF Aarhus, Denmark), Daddy Moses Simon (Unattached), Lucky Omeruo (Bayelsa United), Chidi Osuchukwu (Dolphins), Bright Ejike (Heartland), Umar Aminu (Wikki Tourists), Olanrewaju Kayode (unattached), Daniel Etor (Akwa United), Alhaji Gero (Enugu Rangers), Sikiru Alimi (Union Bank FC), Samuel Eduok (Dolphins)

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