The Golden Eaglets will play the United States of America on Sunday, October 17 before facing host Chile and Croatia on October 20 and 23 respectively
21-players have made the final list for the 16th FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted in Chile between October 17 and November 8.
Golden Eaglets coach Emmanuel Amuneke revealed his list on Friday, October 9 and described his list as very exciting one.
“The World Cup is here and we have picked the best players for this assignment to represent our country,” Amuneke told the official website of the Nigeria Football Federation.
“We have brought in new players to add value to the team that secured the ticket for Chile at the last African U-17 Nations Cup in Niger Republic and we believe this crop of players would give their best in Chile, as we are the defending champions.”
Team captain Kelechi Nwakali, as well as strikers Victor Osimhen and Ebere Osinachi, who were in the team that secured the country’s World Cup ticket at the African U-17 Nations Cup in Niger in February made the final list for the competition Nigeria won in 1985, 1993, 2007 and 2013.
The Golden Eaglets will play the United States of America on Sunday, October 17 before facing host Chile and Croatia on October 20 and 23 respectively.
1:Akpan Udoh-Goalkeeper. 2: John Lazarus-Defender. 3:Tobechukwu Ibe-Defender. 40: David Enogela-Midfielder 5:Lukman Zakari-Defender . 6:Kingsley Michael-Midfielder 7:Funsho Bamgboye-Forward. 8:Samuel Chukwueze-Midfielder. 9:Victor Osimhen-Forward. 10:Kelechi Nwakali-Midfielder. 11:Chinedu Madueke-Midfielder. 12: Chukwudi Agor-Midfielder. 13:Joel Osikel-Midfielder. 14:Ejike Ikwu-Defender. 15:Udochukwu Anumudu-Forward. 16:Amos Benjamin-Goalkeeper. 17:Osinachi Ebere-Forward. 18:Edidiong Essien-Midfielder. 19:Sunday Alimi-Forward. 20:Orji Okwonkwo-Forward. 21:Chisom Chiaha-Goalkeeper