Golden Eaglets head coach Manu Garba has expressed delight in having players who excelled during this year’s NNPC/Shell Cup competition at the Nigeria U-17s screening exercise in Abuja.
The NFF announced on Tuesday that outstanding players from the NNPC/Shell Cup have been pencilled down for stern tests at the ongoing screening exercise, as the reigning world champions prepare for the qualification series for the 2017 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.
Selected from the leading youth football event are Kelvin Amadi, Obinna Onyia (best goalkeeper) and Tari Joseph (most valuable player), all from eventual champions Excel Education Centre, Port Harcourt; while Ismail Ahmad (best midfield player) was picked from Government Science Secondary School, Bauchi and Fatinikun Leke (most promising player) was selected from Asegun Conprehensive High School, Ibadan.
FOSLA Academy, a football school based in Karshi, Abuja and owned by former NFF president Sani Lulu Abdullahi, finished as runners-up in this year’s competition. For its efforts, FOSLA is supplying Ejeh Joseph, Onyeke Andrew (best defender) and Abraham Solomon (highest goal -scorer).