Iheanacho, Isaac, Simon Top Nigeria’s 21-Man U20 W/Cup List

By Johnny. Edward:

Coach Manu Garba has  included the trio Kelechi Iheanacho, Spain –based Success Isaac and Moses Simon in his 21 man squad for the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand.

Skipper Musa Muhammed, who led the U-17 squad that won for Nigeria a record fourth FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in 2013, is joined by Taiwo Awoniyi, 2013 FIFA U-17  and fast-rising Enyimba star Kingsley Sokari, according to a release by the NFF on Friday.

Nigeria enters the competition as Champions of Africa, and will commence her campaign with the match against Brazil in New Plymouth on June 1st, before other Group E games against North Korea and Hungary in the same city.


Goalkeepers: Joshua Enaholo (MFM FC); Dele Alampasu (Football College Academy); Olorunleke Ojo (Giwa FC)

Defenders: Musa Muhammed (FC Heart Academy); Mustapha Abdullahi (Spotlight FC); Zaharaddeen Bello (Dabo Babes Academy); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Izu Omego (Apapa Golden Stars); Chidiebere Nwakali (Manchester City, England)

Midfielders: Akinjide Idowu (Nigeria Young Academy); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Water FC); Kingsley Sokari (Enyimba FC); Ifeanyi Mathew (El-Kanemi Warriors); Musa Yahaya (Tottenham FC, England); Bernard Bulbwa (Esperance ST, Tunisia); Godwin Saviour (FC Sports)

Forwards: Taiwo Awoniyi (Imperial Academy); Chidera Ezeh (FC Porto, Portugal); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Success Isaac (Granada FC, Spain)


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  1. Reply Post By Agbiase Immanuel

    A very reliable selection. It remains for them to do what we Nigerians believe they are capable of doing. #bringhomethe trophy#.

  2. Reply Post By Miccolo

    Without sentiment these players are the best .Nigeria can offer. This a coach who know that picking player on merit is the best. Kudos to u Manu Garba!

  3. Why Abubakar former u17 nigerian squad not include in current squad of nigeria u20,nigeria will beat brazil and athers to win the cup in sha Allah.

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