Flying Eagles

U-20 WC: City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and other stars Bosso should consider

It is no more news that the Flying Eagles have been drawn into one of the toughest groups at the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Nigeria U-20 have been drawn alongside Brazil U-20, Italy U-20, and Dominican Republic U-20 in Group D.

This is a tough group and in a tough situation, tough measures need to be taken.

Nigeria booked a place at the World Cup after securing a semifinal place at the Africa U-20 Nations Cup in Egypt, the Flying Eagles failed to win the title but returned with a Bronze medal.

They lost two out of the six games they played at the tournament, they lost in the first game to Senegal and were also defeated in the semifinal by 10-man Gambia.

The boys lacked quality, although, there are one or two players who stood out amongst the rest.

At the biggest stage, one or two good players will not be enough, hence, the reason to introduce players of Nigerian descent ready to fight for the badge.

Not saying outrightly push out all the players who picked the tickets but we need to do everything to present the best players for this competition if we are not going to just make up numbers.

Below are 35 players picked by Dafe Otite of Nigeria Football 360.


Chigozie Aniagboso
Prince Adegoke (Chelsea)
Emmanuel James (Gaziantep)
Mark Ugbo (Midtjylland)
Ovie Ejeheri – (SJK Finland)


Matai Akinmboni (DC United)
Theo Adelusi (Tottenham)
Isaac James (Lorient)
Daniel Ihendu (Leipzig)
Abel Ogwuche (Trelleborgs)
Lekan Oyedele (Feirense U19) (LB)
David Nduka Inglostadt (CB)
Benjamin Frederick
Solomon Agbalaka
Chimezie Njoku


Victor Eletu (Milan)
Ebeneezer Akinsanmiro (Inter)
Jamiu Musbaudeen (Midtjylland)
Tochukwu Nnadi – Botev
Christian Akpan – Genk B
Fawaz Abdullahi – Doxa
Daniel Francis (Klagenfurt)
Odunsi Oluwaseun Remo Stars
Daniel Daga
Onuche Ogbelu


Joel Ideho (Arsenal),
Thompson Ishaka (Rangers),
Malcolm Ebiowei (Crystal Palace),
Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan (Reading),
Ade Ola-Olabomi (Crystal Palace),
Taione Sodje (Man City)
Emmanuel Umeh (Botev Plovdiv)
Prosper Obah (Vizela)
George Ilenikhena (Amiens)
Rafiu Durosinmi (Viktoria Plzen)

All the players on this list are within the age range for the tournament.

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