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FIFA U-20 WC: Aigbogun Names Chukwueze, Bologna’s Michael, Man City’s Bashiru In 30-Man Provisional Flying Eagles List

FIFA U-20 WC: Aigbogun Names Chukwueze, Bologna’s Michael, Man City’s  Bashiru In 30-Man Provisional Flying Eagles List

Flying Eagles coach Paul Aigbogun has named Villarreal teenage sensation Samuel Chukwueze and Bologna attacking midfielder Kingsley Michael in his 30-man provisional list for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in Poland, reports Completesports.com.

Aigbogun also named Manchester City’s midfielder Tom Dele Bashiru in the Flying Eagles squad but left out Afeez Aremu.


IK Start midfielder Aremu was a member of the Flying Eagles squad that finished fourth at the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Niger Republic in February.


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The overseas- based players in the squad are Ash Kigbu, Chinedu Ekene, Henry Offia, Abubakar Jibril and Hamdi Akujobi.

They are expected to join up with the home-based players in Germany.

The Flying Eagles have been drawn in the same group alongside Qatar, USA and Ukraine at the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup finals.


Home-Based: Detan Ogundare, Olawale Oremade, Matthew Yakubu, Mike Zaruma, Rabiu Mohammad, Solomon Onome, Ikouwem Udo Utin, Quadri Liameed, Adewale Oladoye, Peter Eletu, Ernest Chidiebere, Victor Arikpo, Effiom Maxwell, Abubakar Ibrahim, Adeshina Gata, Aniekeme Okon, Sor Collins, Ahmad Ghali, Aliu Salawudeen, Tijani Muhammad, Pascal Durugbor, Saeed Jibril, Valentine Ozornwafor.

Overseas-Based: Samuel Chukwueze, Kingsley Michael, Ash Kigbu, Tom Dele-Bashiru, Chinedu Ekene, Henry Offia, Abubakar Jibril, Hamdi Akujobi.

By Johnny Edward

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  • We want chukwueze in afcon not u20 world cup

  • The most important thing is for them not to disappoint us.

  • Greenturf 2 years ago

    How come the lad who partnered Ozonwafor in the playoffs not listed?
    I think they both formed a good partnership.Forgot this lads name,he plays for Rosenborg in Norway.

    • Igho ogbu….hasn’t featured in any first team game for Rosenburg since the tournament.

      • Paschal 2 years ago

        Awwwwww so sad to hear that. He is such a quick and smart defender. I personally think he did better than Ozornwafor in that tournament. Well we pray for his quick recovery into competitive football.

  • Austin 2 years ago

    Under20 is to discover players for super eagle why adding chukweze, player that should be playing for the super eagle you dragging him back

  • Mister 2 years ago

    What is Chukweze doing in that list pleaz we need  him for afcon

  • Benasure 2 years ago

    Igho ogbu may not have played too many games for his club side Rosenburg but guy is very good,Igho Ogbu is Far better center half to Valentine ozorwafor. Ozorwafor is just over rated

    • greenturf 2 years ago

      Yeah agreed,Igho Ogbu was a marshal at the back but Valentine took all the glory,though both were phenomenal.I still can’t believe he wasn’t listed.

  • Chairmanfemi 2 years ago

    Even Nazifi Yahaya is omitted! Also the BENETT’S(Jayden Benett who plays for Watford and his brother that plays for Leverkusen in Germany). This guys have agreed to play for Nigeria, Jayden even trained with the team in Abuja before the AFCON U-20 tournament and was then called up by his club. Na wa for this Aigbogun ooo. Anyway, I wish him all the best. Am particularly impressed with the addition of Manchester City’s Tom Dele-Bashiru. He’s a gem

  • When is the WC taking place, plse.

  • I expected complete sports to write at the end of this post when the world cup is to start

  • The u20 world cup starts may 23rd in poland