Nigeria national under-20 football team

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Nigeria Under-20
Nickname(s)Flying Eagles
AssociationNigeria Football Association
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Head coachPaul Aigbogun
Home stadiumAbuja Stadium
FIFA codeNGA
First colours
Second colours
Africa U-20 Cup of Nations
Appearances17 (first in 1978–79)
Best resultChampions (1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2005, 2011, 2015)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1981)
Best resultRunners-up (1989, 2005)

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

Former coaches[edit]

Achievements[edit]

1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2005, 2011, 2015

Staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Paul Aigbogun
  • Assistants Abdullahi Maikaba; Abubakar Bala
  • Scouting Hassan Abdallah
  • Goalkeepers' Trainer Suleiman Shuaibu

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named to the squad for 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualification matches. [1] [2] Caps as of 21 July 2018

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Detan Ogundare (2000-12-08) 8 December 2000 (age 17) 3 0 Nigeria Kogi United
1 1GK Akpan Udoh (1999-07-18) 18 July 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Israel Bnei Sakhnin F.C.
2DF Zaruma Samuel (2002-04-16) 16 April 2002 (age 16) 4 1 Nigeria Plateau United
2DF Solomon Onome (1999-05-16) 16 May 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Nigeria
2DF Ekene Olisema (2000-05-12) 12 May 2000 (age 18) 4 0 Nigeria Lobi Stars
2DF Abdullahi Abubakar (1999-11-03) 3 November 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Nigeria Nasarawa United
2DF Valentine Ozornwafor (1999-06-01) 1 June 1999 (age 19) 4 0 Nigeria Enyimba
2DF Ikouwem Udo (1999-11-11) 11 November 1999 (age 18) 5 0 Nigeria Enyimba
2DF Rabiu Muhammad (2002-01-01) 1 January 2002 (age 16) 2 0 Nigeria Kwara United
3MF Jamil Muhammed (2000-11-12) 12 November 2000 (age 17) 3 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars
3MF Aremu Afeez (1999-10-03) 3 October 1999 (age 19) 2 1 Norway IK Start
3MF Ali Isah 1 0 Nigeria
3MF Michael Effiom (1999-11-05) 5 November 1999 (age 19) 4 0 Nigeria
3MF Alhassan Ibrahim (2000-10-14) 14 October 2000 (age 18) 4 1 Nigeria Kano Pillars
3MF Duarw Nuhu (1999-12-29) 29 December 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Nigeria Akwa United
4FW Jerome Akor (2000-01-29) 29 January 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Nigeria Jamba Academy
4FW Ibrahim Abubakar Babawo (2000-01-24) 24 January 2000 (age 18) 5 1 Nigeria Niger Tornadoes
4FW Idris Guda (2000-12-15) 15 December 2000 (age 17) 1 0 Nigeria Wikki Tourists
4FW Nazifi Yahaya (2000-12-16) 16 December 2000 (age 17) 2 2 Nigeria Kano Pillars
4FW Asuquo Aniekeme (1999-05-08) 8 May 1999 (age 19) 2 1 Nigeria Akwa United
4FW Eneji Moses (1999-04-08) 8 April 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Nigeria Plateau United
4FW Wasiu Alalade (1999-07-06) 6 July 1999 (age 19) 4 3 Nigeria Enyimba
4FW Adeshina Gata (1999-02-08) 8 February 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Nigeria Akwa United
4FW Jesse Akila (2001-12-27) 27 December 2001 (age 16) 1 0 Nigeria MFM F.C.

Recent Callups[edit]

Players called for March 2018 friendlies against Egypt

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Mohammed Galadima 0 0 Nigeria Nasarawa United
2DF Chidubem Nwosu 0 0 Nigeria 36 Lions
2DF Mubarak Abdulsalam 0 0 Nigeria Wikki Tourists
3MF Douglas Achiv 0 0 Nigeria Nasarawa United
3MF Mitchel William 0 0 Nigeria El-Kanemi Warriors
3MF Charles Agbo 0 0 Nigeria El-Kanemi Warriors
3MF Nnamdi Ofoborh (1999-11-07) 7 November 1999 (age 19) 1 0 England Bournemouth
4FW Mohammed Nur (2002-12-02) 2 December 2002 (age 15) 0 0 Nigeria El-Kanemi Warriors
4FW Muhammed Tijjani 0 0 Nigeria 36 Lions

Older Squads[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flying Eagles Captain, Udoh: We're Going For Away Win Against Guinea Bissau - Complete Sports Nigeria". Complete Sports Nigeria. 2018-05-09. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  2. ^ http://www.cafonline.com/en-us/competitions/21theditiontotalu-20africacupofnations,niger2019/MatchDetails?MatchId=L8YLZHpvN0oPNgyl76dBbXEGy8cbbynAlWIFUPdT%2fzRhxh6zHXBPZTj%2b6T1qI27a