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NFF Unveils Flying Eagles U-20 World Cup Squad

NFF Unveils Flying Eagles U-20 World Cup Squad

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria squad for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina has been revealed.

The 21-man list was revealed on the NFF’s Twitter handle on Monday.

Head coach, Ladan Bosso kept faith with majority of the players that took part at the 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Flying Eagles have been placed in Group D with Italy, Brazil and the Dominican Republic.

The two-time semi-finalists will start their campaign against Dominican Republic in Mendoza on May 21.

The Flying Eagles will also face Italy in Mendoza three days later.

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Their last group game is against Brazil in La Plata.

The tournament will run from May 20 to June 11.


Goalkeepers : Chijioke Aniagboso, Nathaniel Nwosu, Saheed Jimoh

Defenders: Daniel Bameyi, Benjamin Frederick, Israel Domingo, Abel Ogwuche, Augustine Njoku, Solomon Abalaka

Midfielders: Daniel Daga, Samson Lawal, Victor Eletu, Ibrahim Abdullahi, John Joshua, Tochuckwu Nnadi

Forwards: Haliyu Sarki, Jude Sunday, Ibrahim Mohammed, Lawal Salem Fago, Kehinde Ibrahim, Emmanuel Umeh

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  • Brief Observations on Bosso’s Slightly Tweaked Squad To Argentina…..

    In the Afcon, Bosso’s boys conceded only two goals in the tournament: against champions Senegal and runners up Gambia. So, it is fair to say that defence wasn’t the major problem.

    Chijioke Aniagboso is a safe pair of hands in goal with the likes of Bameyi, Agbalaka and Fredricks proving to be credible promontory at the back for the Flying Eagles.

    The midfield missed the dynamic (fan favourite) Daniel Daga in the Afcon hence it didn’t really tick with the likes of Ogbelu and the ineffective Mohammed Aminu whilst the centre attack lacked bite which led to the discarding of strikers Olamilekan Adams and Francis Ayuba as major casualties.

    So, Bosso has bolstered the midfield with foreign based professionals in AC Milan’s U19 star Victor Eletu and Bulgaria-based Tochukwu Nadi. The return to fitness of Daniel Daga is welcome development. These players will be key to bringing the possibilities inherent in Bosso’s 4-3-3 formation to life.

    Botev Plodiv centre-forward Emmanuel Umeh and the untested Mavlon FC striker Salem Fago have been given the opportunity to fly in front after KAA Gent striker Ahmed Abdullahi faltered in the Afcon – he will not be going to Argentina.

    All in all, I am getting a good vibe for this team.

    On paper, I think they have what it takes to come back home with Bronze medals from the World Cup. They have been together for a while now. This spells good for their understanding and communication. They are well conditioned athletes who won the Wafu tournament and came third behind the worthy best and second best Under-20 teams in Africa at the moment.

    If they maintain their discipline with high level concentration and improve with each passing game, then they can prove critics wrong.

  • A swuad list is more informative if the clubs of the players are given. Don’t know when CSN will follow international best practice.

  • Oyekunle Idowu Owolabi 11 months ago

    They tried their best to reach world cup final proper and be the third best in Africa. If they can be purposeful and more focus as they played against north Africans in their last match during the qualifiers, they will shake the world.

  • Oyekunle Idowu Owolabi 11 months ago

    They tried their best to reach world cup final proper. I wish them the best.

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