Coach of the Flying Eagles, Manu Garba has invited nine foreign-based professionals including Kelechi Iheanacho and Isaac Success ahead of next year’s African Youth Championship in Senegal.
Iheanacho is on the books of English Premier League champions, Manchester City, while Success has already broken into the first team at Spanish La Liga side Granada CF.
The other invited pros are Chidiebere Nwakali (Manchester City/England), Taiwo Awoniyi (Kalmar/Sweden), Chidera Eze (FC Porto/Portugal), Daddy Moses, Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin/Slovakia), Musa Yahaya (Tottenham Hotspur/England) and Musa Muhammed.
According to Coach Garba, the players are expected to join up with the Flying Eagles when the team’s training camp reopens in Kaduna on 27 December.
He also said he has received assurances for the release of the players by their clubs.The AYC will kick off on 8 March in Dakar, Senegal.
The eight-team tournament will produce Africa’s four representatives to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.