U17WC: Nigeria land in Brazil for global fiesta

U17WC: Nigeria land in Brazil for global fiesta

Record FIFA U17 World Cup holders Nigeria have landed in Brazil, venue of the 2019 global fiesta for players under the age of seventeen.

The Golden Eaglets have won the tournament five times, more than any country in the history of the competition, the latest in Chile in 2015.

They will be hoping to do it again under the tutelage of Manu Garba who also led Nigeria to global conquest at the United Arab Emirates in 2013.

Twenty-five players were taken on board from the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Abuja on Wednesday night from which four are expected to be dropped after the final MRI tests in Brazil.

Nigeria have been drawn in Group B of the global fiesta alongside Hungary, Ecuador and Australia.

Nigeria will play in one the tournament’s opening games against Hungary at the Estádio Olímpico in Goiânia on October 26, starting from 9pm Nigerian time.

25 EAGLETS IN BRAZIL

Goalkeepers: Sunday Stephen, Joseph Oluwabusola, Daniel Jinadu

Defenders: Charles Etim, Ogaga Oduko, Usman Ibrahim, Clement Ikenna, Shedrack Tanko, Quadri Edun, Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi, Simon Omon

Midfielders: Samson Tijani, Akinkunmi Amoo, Daniel Francis, Ibraheem Jabaar, Ibrahim Sa’id, Monsuru Opeyemi, Fawaz Abdullahi, Idris Eletu-Odibo, Malcolm Ebowei, Peter Agba

Forwards: Olakunle Olusegun, Wisdom Ubani, Divine Nwachukwu, Mayowa Abayomi

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