Nigeria announce 21-man squad for Fifa U17 World Cup

The Golden Eaglets will be parading majority of the players who represented the nation at the African Cadet Champion in the United Arab Emirates

Nigeria coach Garba Manu has announced 21 players to prosecute the Fifa World Cadet Championship billed to commence in October in the United Arab Emirates.

The list released earlier today was dominated by greater part of the squad that featured at the African U17 Championship in Morocco where they placed second behind Cote D’ivoire.

Nigeria play Mexico, Iraq and Sweden in Group F but will play more games if they advance to the knock-out stage.

Leading the pack is captain Mohammed Musa and attacking prodigies, Isaac Success and Kelechi Iheanacho while Idowu Akinjide name comes on top in the midfield.


Sunday Alampasu, Bello Zaraddeen, Japhet Raymond, Musa Yahaya, Chidera Ezeh, Isaac Success, Taiwo Awoniyi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Alfa Abdullahi, Chigozie Obasi, Abubakar Abdulazeez, Baba Salihu, Godwin Saviour, Habeeb Makanjuola, Okon Denis, Uzoha Odinaka, Mohammed Musa, Chidiebere Nwakali, Abubakar Aliu, Idowu Akinjide, Godwin Samuel

Nigeria begin their quest for a fourth world title against reigning world champions Mexico in Al Ain City on October 19.