Coach of Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles, Manu Garba, has called up 30 players as they begin a screening exercise in Kaduna on Sunday in preparations for next year’s African Youth Championship in Senegal.
The 30 players called up are made up of the core of the squad who qualified the team for the 2015 AYC in Senegal from March and several players from the Nigeria Premier League.
Enyimba star Kingsley Sokari, Tony Edjomariegwe from Nasarawa United as well as Musa Newman of Sunshine Stars are among the fresh call-ups.
Jacob Njoku from Portuguese club FC Porto is the only foreign-based player invited.
According to the Flying Eagles secretary Ibrahim Auwal Aliyu Ibrahim, the players are to report at the African Continental Hotel on Sokoto Road in Kaduna from Sunday. The team will train at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.
The invited players:
Joshua Enaholo, Adamu Abubakar, Olorunleke Ojo, Dele Alampasu
Musa Muhammed, Ifeanyi Nweke, Mustapha Abdullahi, Zaharadden Bello, Prince Izu Omego, Adebayor Ademuluwa, Wilfred Ndidi, Sirajo Mazadu, Chinedu Chukwura Emmanuel
Bernard Bulbwa, Ifeanyi Matthew, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Chizom Eze, Akinjide Idowu, Abdullahi Alfa, Obinna Nwobodo, Kingsley Sokari, Madu Chiamaka
Jacob Njoku, Sulaiman Abdullahi, Abubakar Lawal, Wasiu Jimoh, Tony Edjomariegwe, Newman Musa, Usman Hassan and Adamu Muhammed Silo.