Nigeria national under-20 football team

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Nigeria U-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Flying Eagles
Association Nigeria Football Association
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Nigeria Manu Garba
Home stadium Abuja Stadium
FIFA code NGA
First colours
Second colours

Nigeria U-20 men's national soccer team, also known as Nigeria Under-20s or nicknamed Flying Eagles, is the youth team for national soccer in Nigeria. It plays a large role in the development of Nigerian soccer, and is considered to be the feeder team for the Nigeria men's national soccer team and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation.

Former coaches[edit]

Achievements[edit]

1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2005, 2011

Staff[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named to the squad for the August 2014 African U-20 Championship qualification with Lesotho[1]

Caps correct as of 24 May 2014

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Adamu Abubakar (1997-10-15) 15 October 1997 (age 16) 1 0 Nigeria Flash Flamingoes
1GK Joshua Enaholo 3 0 Nigeria MFM FC
1GK Olorunleke Ojo 0 0 Nigeria Giwa FC
1GK Dele Alampasu (1996-12-24) 24 December 1996 (age 17) 0 0 Nigeria
2DF Musa Muhammed (1996-10-31) 31 October 1996 (age 17) 3 0 Turkey Besiktas JK
2DF Wilfred Ndidi (1996-12-16) 16 December 1996 (age 17) 11 0 Nigeria
2DF Prince Izu Omego (1996-08-15) 15 August 1996 (age 17) 4 0 Nigeria Standard Academy
2DF Aliyu Abubakar (1996-06-15) 15 June 1996 (age 18) 1 0 Nigeria
2DF Ifeanyi Nweke 1 0 Nigeria Riverlane Enugu
2DF Mustapha Abdullahi (1996-01-18) 18 January 1996 (age 18) 5 0 Nigeria Spotlight F.C.
2DF Zaharaddeen Bello (1997-12-17) 17 December 1997 (age 16) 2 0 Nigeria Dabo Babes
2DF Adebayor Ademuluwa 0 0 Nigeria
3MF Chidiebere Nwakali (1996-12-26) 26 December 1996 (age 17) 2 0 England Manchester City F.C.
3MF Bernard Bulbwa (1996-10-11) 11 October 1996 (age 17) 2 0 Nigeria
3MF Kelechi Iheanacho (1996-10-03) 3 October 1996 (age 17) 3 0 England Manchester City F.C.
3MF Wasiu Jimoh 0 0 Nigeria Kwara Football Academy
3MF Ifeanyi Ifeanyi 0 0 Nigeria
3MF Abdullahi Alfa (1996-07-29) 29 July 1996 (age 17) 5 0 Nigeria
3MF Akinjide Idowu (1996-09-09) 9 September 1996 (age 17) 5 0 Nigeria Mutunchi Football Academy
3MF Olulayo Seun 0 0 Nigeria Sunshine Stars F.C.
3MF Ifeanyi Matthew (1997-01-20) 20 January 1997 (age 17) 5 0 Nigeria El-Kanemi Warriors
3MF Musa Yahaya (1997-12-16) 16 December 1997 (age 16) 5 2 Spain Celta Vigo
4FW Taiwo Awoniyi (1997-08-12) 12 August 1997 (age 16) 5 2 Sweden Kalmar FF
4FW Alhassan Ibrahim 5 4 Sweden Kalmar FF
4FW Suleiman Abdullahi 3 0 Nigeria El-Kanemi Warriors
4FW Chidera Eze (1997-10-02) 2 October 1997 (age 16) 1 1 Portugal FC Porto
4FW Segun Alebiosu 0 0 Nigeria Kwara United
4FW Adeniji Tunde 0 0 Nigeria
4FW Obinna Nwobodo 0 0 Nigeria Enugu Rangers
4FW Isaac Success (1996-01-07) 7 January 1996 (age 18) 0 0 Spain Granada CF

Recent Callups[edit]

[2]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Abdulazeez Abubakar (1999-07-20) 20 July 1999 (age 15) 0 0 Nigeria
1GK Emeka Nwabulu (1996-10-20) 20 October 1996 (age 17) 1 0 Nigeria
3MF Mathias Samuel (1996-12-23) 23 December 1996 (age 17) 5 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars F.C.
3MF Anthony Omaka 0 0 Nigeria COD FC
4FW Abubakar Lawal 2 0 Nigeria Sokoto United

Older Squads[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.premiumtimesng.com/sports/164048-ayc-qualifiers-nigerias-coach-invites-30-players.html
  2. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/4065/africa/2014/05/11/4810416/nigeria-u20-defeat-tanzania-2-0-in-dar-es-salam?ICID=AR_RS_1