Enyimba International of Aba left back, Udo Utin Ikouwem and former Kano Pillars youngster, Nazifi Yahaya, have been included in the Flying Eagles U20AFCON squad.
Both Ikouwem and Yahaya top the list of 21 players submitted on Tuesday for the Africa U20 Cup of Nations set to kickoff on February 2 by the team’s coach, Paul Aigbogun.
The team is captained by the young defender, who has already made his Super Eagles debut after he featured against La Liga side, Atletico Madrid in a friendly match against the Super Eagles B last year.
For Yahaya, it has been a very good start to the year after making the team having recently sealed a move to Danish side, Sonderjyke,
Other notable names in the list include one of the best players in the team from the just concluded WAFU U20 competition in Togo, Effiom Maxwell, and Valentine Ozornwafor, a defender from Enyimba.
Nigeria has won the tournament seven times and will look to make it eighth time lucky when they battle Burundi, South Africa and the hosts, Niger Republic, in Group A.
Nigeria’s first game is against Burundi’s Junior Itamba, and that game is slated for February 2, 2019.
Full List of Players For the U20AFCON
Goalkeepers: Akpan Udoh (Unattached); Olawale Oremade (Oasis FC); Detan Ogundare (Kogi United)
Defenders: Mike Zaruma (Plateau United); Ikouwem Utin (Enyimba International); Igoh Ogbu (Rosenburg FC, Norway); Solomon Ogberahwe (El-Kanemi Warriors); Valentine Ozornwafor (Enyimba International); Olasunkanmi Aliyu (Emmanuel Amuneke Academy)
Midfielders: Peter Eletu (Prince Kazeem Academy); Quadri Liameed (36 Lions); Aniekeme Okon (Akwa United); Jamil Muhammad (Kano Pillars); Afeez Aremu (IK Stat, Norway)
Forwards: Adamu Alhassan (Kano Pillars); Yahaya Nazifi (Sonderjyske FC, Denmark); Ibrahim Aliyu (Oasis FC); Adeshina Gata (Wikki Tourists); Ibrahim Abubakar (Plateau United); Okoh Victor (Real Sapphire FC); Maxwell Effiom (Enyimba International)