Three CHAN Eagles, 25 Others Invited To Flying Eagles Squad

Three CHAN Eagles, 25 Others Invited To Flying Eagles Squad

By Johnny Edward: New head coach of the Flying Eagles Paul Aigbogun has invited three players from the 2018 silver-winning African Nations Championships squad to his 28-man provisional squad list ahead of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifying series, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

They players are Ikouwem Udoh, Peter Eneji and Nura Muhammed. The 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations will be staged in Niger Republic.

Aigbogun also called up Nasarawa United’s Douglas Achiv, Akwa United’s Adesina Gata, MFM FC’s goalkeeper Ospino Egbe and Kano Pillars duo of Nazifi Yahaya and Alhassan Ibrahim according to a statement from the media department of the Nigeria Football Federation.

All invited players are to arrive at the Serob Legacy Hotel, Wuye, Abuja between Sunday, 25th February and Monday, 26th February, with their international passports, birth certificates and training kits.


Ikouwem Udoh (Enyimba FC); Peter Eneji (Plateau United); Nur Muhammed (El-Kanemi Warriors); Wasiu Abdulazeez (Enyimba FC); Aniekieme Okon (Akwa United); Valentine Ozounwafor (Enyimba FC); Aminu Nuhu (Akwa United); Nazifi Yahaya (Kano Pillars); Isa Ndala (Nasarawa United); Adesina Gata (Akwa United); Alhassan Ibrahim (Kano Pillars); Douglas Achiv (Nasarawa United); Jamilu Muhammed (Kano Pillars); Mubarak Abdulsalam (Wikki Tourists); Sadiq Abdullahi (Nasarawa United); Akila Jadima (MFM FC); Charles Agbo (El-Kanemi Warriors); Frank Kappe (Katsina United); Idris Said (Niger Tornadoes); Ospino Egbe (MFM FC); Malachy Chibuzor (Rivers United); Sunday Anthony (El-Kanemi Warriors); Abiodun Joseph (Sunshine Stars); Nurudeen Mudashiru (ABS FC); Waheed Adebayo (MFM FC); Mubarak Ejiogu (Niger Tornadoes); Detan Ogundare (Kogi United); Amos Obasogie (Insurance FC)

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  • Austin 2 years ago

    This list of players for the under 20 Nigeria’s flying eagles team can be said to be a good one in the sense that it would expose these players who ply their trade at home in the Nigeria professional football league. However away from sentiments, it is important we invite young professional Nigerian footballers abroad to join this players at home for the U 20 tournaments for both Africa and the World Cup. This will add more bite to the team and create more confidence as this players would bring more to the table. The NFF should scout for players and convince them where possible to join the U20 team and not only doing that at the senior level so that Nigeria would not be struggling to get a players nod who had already featured for another country at youth level to switch allegiance and play for the super eagles.

    • Sa'ad Abubakar Zongre 2 years ago

      Excellent point there.
      There are a lot of Nigerian players within that age bracket that are scattered all over Europe and this is the right time to invite them into the Flying Eagles as against squeezing them into the Super Eagles.
      Manu Garba should do same for the Golden Eaglets.