U-17 w/Cup: FIFA confirms Eaglets list as 504 players lock horns
Golden Eaglets 21-man team make the 504 players expected to battle for honours as the FIFA U-world cup kicks off eight days from today.
The squad list for the 24 participating countries has been confirmed by the world soccer ruling body with five time champions Nigeria hoping to continue build on the successes recorded in the past.
Considered the most successful side in the history of the tournament, the Nigeria won in 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013 and 2015 while losing in the finals on three other occasions in 1987, 2001 and 2009.
Nigeria has been pitched in this 18th edition of the tournament against Hungary, Ecuador and Australia. The Eaglets who have been shaping up in Brazil with friendly matches, will open campaign against Hungary on October 26, face Ecuador October 29 before rounding up the group stage with a November 1st clash with Australia.
Below is the 21-man Golden Eaglets squad list confirmed by FIFA even as Coach Garba Manu looks forward to using his wealth of experience to again lead the team to the podium.
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Goalkeepers: Sunday Stephen, Joseph Oluwabusola, Daniel Jinadu
Defenders: Charles Etim, Ferdinand Ikenna,Usman Ibrahim and Quadri Edun
Midfielders: Samson Tijani,Hamzat Ojediran, Peter Agba, Daniel Francis, Monsuru Opeyemi and Ibrahim Said
Forwards: Olakunle Olusegun, Wisdom Ubani, Divine Nwachukwu, Peter Olawale, Akinkunmi Amoo. Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi Ibraheem Jabaar and Abba Bich.