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Manu Garba announces Nigeria squad for Africa U-17 Cup of Nations qualification

10:54 PM EDT 8/31/18
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The Golden Eaglets have landed in Niamey for next week’s regional youth championship and the gaffer has announced his squad

Manu Garba has announced his squad of 20 players to represent the nation at the African U17 Cup of Nations qualifier billed to take place in Niamey next week.

The Golden Eaglets will be hoping to clinch the title of the WAFU B tournament in their bid to qualify for next year’s African championship in Tanzania after their absence from the last edition.

Garba’s squad is made up of young players selected from previous age-grade championships, including the U15 national side at the 2018 African Youth Games in Algeria.

Nigeria have been paired with Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Benin in Group B, while Ghana, Togo and hosts Niger were pitched in Group A of the seven-nation tournament.

The Eaglets landed in Niamey on Friday morning and will begin their campaign for glory against Burkina Faso on Monday before facing Cote d’Ivoire and later Benin Republic.

The winner of the WAFU zone B tournament will secure an automatic qualification to the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations scheduled to in Tanzania from May 12 - 26, 2018.

Nigeria U17 squad

Goalkeepers: John Ikedinachukwu Amah, Joseph John Essien, Joseph Ayomide Oluwabusola

Defenders: David Akulo Ishaya, Sunday Cletus Odey, Clement Chigozie Ikenna, Sani Abacha Suleiman, Muhammad Ibrahim, Adam Agba’a Mustapha

Midfielders: Samson Okikiola Tijani, Hassan Hussaini, Saviour Johnson Isaac, Olatomi Alfred Olaniyan, Peter Agba, Babatunde Jimoh Akinsola, Ibraheem Olalekan Jabaar, Akinwunmi Ayobami Amoo

Forwards: Oluwatimilehin Lawrence Adeniyi, Olakunle Olusegun Junior, Favour Akem