Ahead of the U-15 Eight-Nation Invitational Tournament taking place in Mexico in late June, the Nigeria Football Federation has called up 41 players to begin the first phase of camping.
The list of invited players includes 18 young lads that currently make up the U-15 National Boys Team; they will get stiff competition for places with players from upscale football academies like Kwara Football Academy and FOSLA, as well as players from COPA Coca-Cola 2011 UK Summer Camp team.
The first phase of camping begins this weekend in Abuja with the technical crew of the U-17 National Team, headed by Manu Garba, to take charge of the screening.
“The coaching crew of the U-17 National Team will take charge of the team, since we are looking at a situation whereby these boys will graduate into the U-17 National Team”, stated NFF’s Director of Technical, Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme.
Ikpeme also confirmed that in the second phase, more players who were discovered by staff of the NFF Technical Department will be invited to
try their luck.
FULL LIST OF INVITEES:
NATIONAL U-15 TEAM: Abdullahi Yunusa, Tanimu Hamza (Niger State), Udoh
Akpan, Obasi Chigozie (Ogun State), Philip Samson, Abass Ibrahim (Kogi
State), Ajisebutu Adesegun, Sani Imurana (Kaduna State), Anas Mohammed
(Kano State), Abiodun Ajayi (Osun State), Uko Anietie, Akpan Etiboy
(Cross River State), Clement Ogbobe, Lazarus John (FCT), Onwuka
Masscotte, Solomon Nsude (Imo State), Njoku Jacob, Ezeh Chidera (Enugu
FOSLA ACADEMY: Garai Raphael, George Osogbei, Torti Sunday, Joseph
Elijah, Njolak Enoch, Saliu Lawrence, Ahmed Famili, Maduji Ndubuisi
KWARA FOOTBALL ACADEMY: Amuda Isaac, Isiaka Umar, Japheth Raymond,
Chukwuemeka Uche, Lukman Sanusi, Chukwudi Lawrence, Alaofin Sogo,
Irorobeje Abel, Dennis Emma Bonaventure, Ogwuche Richard
COPA COCA-COLA 2011 UK SUMMER CAMP: Awoniyi Taiwo Michael (Kwara
State), Abubakar Ibrahim Adedeji (Ogun State), Uche Chinedu Uzoma
(Abia State), Yakubu Jerry (Kaduna State), Moses Ebiye (Delta State).