Nigeria has announced a 20-man squad for the WAFU B Cup of Nations title scheduled for the 5th to 20th December 2020 in Porto Novo, Benin Republic.
The competition also serves as the qualifying tournament for the 2021 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations that will be staged in Mauritania.
Coach Ladan Bosso’s team is replete with players from former national youth sides, fused with discoveries from the grassroots.
On the list are Abia Warriors goalkeeper Chibueze Lambert; Wisdom Ubani, Charles Etim and Peter Olawale, who played for the Golden Eaglets at the last FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Brazil; Plateau United’s duo of Mike Zaruma and Nenrot Silas; and Kwara United’s Christopher Nwaeze, Isaiah Ejeh and Farayola Olawale.
Hapoel Ranana of Israel attacker Peter Olawale and centre back Temitayo Ereku from Brookhouse Academy in the United Kingdom are the only foreign-based players listed in the squad.
Nigeria starts her campaign at the tournament on 6th December at the Stade de Galles in Porto Novo, Benin Republic.
The Full List
Goalkeepers: John Amah (Box2Box FC), Chibueze Lambert (Abia Warriors), Kolawole Oladipo (Crown FC).
Defenders: Temitayo Ereku (Brookhouse Academy), Charles Etim (Blessed Stars), Mike Zaruma (Plateau United), Christopher Nwaeze (Kwara United), Moses Solomon (Calabar Rovers), Isaiah Ejeh (Kwara United), Jimmy Abdul (MFM).
Midfielders: Oladoye Adewale (Water FC), Liameed Quadri (36 Lions), Muhammad Abdallah (Nasarawa United), Azeez Oseni (36 Lions).
Attackers: Chisom Orji (Collins Edwin), Wisdom Ubani (Giant Brillas), Farayola Olawale (Kwara United), Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi (Giant Brillas), Nenrot Silas (Plateau United), Peter Olawale (Hapoel Ranana, Israel).
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