By James Agberebi:
Golden Eaglets coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, has named the 21 players that will represent Nigeria at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.
According to the Nigeria Football Federation on their official website, the trio of Kelechi Nwakali, Victor Osimhen and Ebere Osinachi, who helped secure the World Cup ticket in Niger Republic, were picked.
Players like Chinedu Madueke, Sunday Alimi and Chisom Chiaha, who did not make the team to Niger Republic, were listed.
And some of the new players in the team include David Enogela, Ibe Tobechukwu and Ejike Ikwu.
Speaking on the 21-man list, Amuneke stated that he and his crew have selected the best players who will do the country proud in Chile.
“The World Cup is here and we have picked the best players for this assignment to represent our country,” Amuneke told thenff.com.
“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 will give their best in Chile, as we are the defending champions.”
The Eaglets will take on USA, on October 17, in the opening match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
They will take on host Chile on October 20 before facing Croatia three days later.
The 21-man list for Chile:
(Goalkeepers)Akpan Udoh, Amos Benjamin, Chisom Chiaha (Defenders) John Lazarus, Tobechukwu Ibe, Lukman Zakari, Ejike Ikwu (Midfielders) David Enogela, Kingsley Michael, Samuel Chukwueze, Kelechi Nwakali, Chinedu Madueke, Chukwudi Agor, Joel Osikel, Edidiong Essien, (Forwards)Funsho Bamgboye, Victor Osimhen, Osinachi Ebere, Sunday Alimi, Orji Okonkwo, Udochukwu Anumudu.