Friday, July 22, 2011

Nigeria Flying Eagles U20 World Cup squad

Nigeria under-20 coach John Obuh has retained majority of the players that won the African Youth Championship in South Africa for the World Cup in Colombia.
Captain Ramon Azeez and top scorer at the AYC Uche Nwofor are included in the final 21-man squad of the Flying Eagles.
Injury knocked out Lazio of Italy's Onazi Ogenyi while defender Jamiu Alimi of Belgian club Westerlo was also omitted.
Local stars Gbenga Arokoyo, Kelly Godwin and Chidi Osuchukwu also missed out on the final cut.
Despite dominating the African scene, Nigeria are still chasing their first success at the World Youth Championship since it started in 1979.
The Flying Eagles finished as runners-up at the 1989 and 2005 editions, losing to Portugal and Argentina respectively.
Nigeria have been drawn in Group D against Guatemala, Croatia and Saudi Arabia.

Cameroon, Egypt and Mali are the other African representatives at the World Youth Championship which is scheduled for 29 July - 20 August.
Nigeria's final squad for Colombia 2011:
Goalkeepers: Danjuma Paul (Nasarawa United), Kazim Yekini (Kwara United), Gideon Gambo (Sharks)
Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (Standard Liege/Belgium), Chiemezie Mbah (Warri Wolves), Gani Ogungbe (Gateway FC), Emmanuel Anyanwu (Enyimba), Terna Suswan (Vitoria Setubal/Portugal), Felix Odoh (First Bank Lagos)
Midfielders: Philemon Daniel (Kwara United), Abduljaleel Ajagun (Dolphin), Sani Tahir (Vejle/DEN), Ramon Azeez (Almeria/SPA)
Strikers: Ahmed Musa (VVV Venlo/Netherlands), Uche Nwofor (Enugu Rangers), Bright Ejike (Sharks), Olanrewaju Kayode (Asec/Cote d'Ivoire), Sani Emmanuel (Lazio/Italy), Omo Ojabu (Dolphin), Terry Envoh (Sharks), Egbedi Edafe (unattached)
Coach: John Sam Obuh

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