Swedish club Kalmar have released striker Taiwo Awoniyi for the 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC) in Senegal.
Awoniyi, 18 in August 2015, is one of nine foreign-based professionals called up by Nigeria’s Flying Eagles for the AYC, which kicks off on 8 March in Dakar.
Awoniyi has since joined the Flying Eagles, who resumed training camp in Kaduna at the weekend.
The other foreign-based pro already with the Junior Eagles is skipper Musa Muhammed.
Flying Eagles Secretary, Auwal Aliyu Ibrahim, further disclosed he has also been in constant contact with English Premier League champions Manchester City over the release of Kelechi Iheanacho and Chidiebere Nwakali.
The other overseas stars invited by the Nigeria U-20 team are Isaac Success, Musa Yahaya, Moses Simon, Kingsley Madu and Chidera Eze.