FIFA U-17 WC: Garba names final 21-man squad


Golden Eaglets head coach Manu Garba has released his final 21-man squad for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil. 

Four players that were part of the squad to the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania were dropped from the squad. 

The four players are Fawaz Abdullahi, Shedrack Tanko,, Mayowa Abayomi and Ogaga Oduko. 

As many as 10 players who featured at the 2019 U17 AFCON in Tanzania also did not make the cut to Brazil. 

Among the players who made the squad are goalkeepers, Sunday Stephen, Joseph Oluwabusola, defenders, Usman Ibrahim, Clement Ikenna and Midfielder Samson Tijani. 

Nigeria is seeking a record-extending sixth U17 World Cup in Brazil. 

The tournament is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, October 26. 

See Garba’s full list below; 

Goalkeepers: Sunday Stephen, Joseph Oluwabusola, Daniel Jinadu 

Defenders: Usman Ibrahim, Clement Ikenna, Charles Etim, Quadri Edun, Oluwatimilehen Adeniyi 

Midfielders: Samson Tijani (Captain), Francis Daniel, Akinkunmi Amoo, Peter Agba, Ibraheem Jabaar, Monsuru Opeyemi, Ojederan Hamzat, Sa’id Ibrahim 

Strikers: Wisdom Ubani, Olakunle Olusegun, Devine Nwachukwu, Olawale Peter, Abba Bichi 

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