Coach Manu Garba on Friday named a 21-man list for the Golden Eaglets to the 2019 U-17 World Cup in Brazil.
About 10 of the players who won the World Cup ticket at the U-17 AFCON in Tanzania were dropped in a total overhaul which saw many new faces in the squad.
Abba Bichi, a late arrival at the team’s pre-World Cup camp in Brazil, made the final cut alongside Francis Daniel, a highly promising defensive midfielder who featured at this year’s Bayern Munich World Youth Cup in Germany.
Njgeria are the record winners of the competition with five wins from eight finals appearances but missed from the 2017 edition.
Full Squad to the 2019 U17 World Cup
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