The camping exercise for the Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles, ahead of next year’s African Youth Championship in Senegal will get underway on Sunday in Kaduna, officials of the team have announced.
The head coach of the team, Manu Garba, has already reeled out a list of 30 players to begin a screening exercise for the fast approaching tournament billed for Senegal.
The 30 players called up are made up of the core of the squad who qualified the team for the 2015 AYC in Senegal from March and several players from the Nigeria Premier League.
Some of the new inclusions by Coach Garba includes Enyimba star Kingsley Sokari, Tony Edjomariegwe from Nasarawa United as well as Musa Newman of Sunshine Stars.
Meanwhile, Jacob Njoku from Portuguese club FC Porto is the only foreign-based player invited.
According to the Flying Eagles secretary Auwal Ibrahim, the players are to report at the African Continental Hotel on Sokoto Road in Kaduna from Sunday.
The team will train at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.
The invited players:
Joshua Enaholo, Adamu Abubakar, Olorunleke Ojo, Dele Alampasu
Musa Muhammed, Ifeanyi Nweke, Mustapha Abdullahi, Zaharadden Bello, Prince Izu Omego, Adebayor Ademuluwa, Wilfred Ndidi, Sirajo Mazadu, Chinedu Chukwura Emmanuel
Bernard Bulbwa, Ifeanyi Matthew, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Chizom Eze, Akinjide Idowu, Abdullahi Alfa, Obinna Nwobodo, Kingsley Sokari, Madu Chiamaka
Jacob Njoku, Sulaiman Abdullahi, Abubakar Lawal, Wasiu Jimoh, Tony Edjomariegwe, Newman Musa, Usman Hassan, Adamu Muhammed Silo