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  • Amuneke Picks Nwakali, Osimhen, 19 Others For Chile

    Reporter: Alonge Akinlolu
    Published: Friday, 9 October 2015
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    Head Coach Emmanuel Amuneke has selected the 21 players who will represent Nigeria at the 16th FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted in Chile between October 17 and November 8.

    Amuneke Picks Nwakali, Osimhen, 19 Others For Chile
    Speaking to thenff.com, Amuneke described his list as very exciting
    and was confident the players would fly the country’s flag very well
    in Chile.


    “The World Cup is here and we have picked the best players for this
    assignment to represent our country,” said the former African
    Footballer of the Year.“  We have brought in new players to add value
    to the team that secured the ticket for Chile at the last African
    U-17 Nations Cup in Niger Republic and we believe this crop of players
    would give their best in Chile, as we are the defending
    champions.”
    Team captain Kelechi Nwakali, as well as strikers Victor Osimhen and
    Ebere Osinachi, who were in the team that secured the country’s World Cup ticket at the African U-17 Nations Cup in Niger in February made the final list for the competition Nigeria won in 1985, 1993, 2007 and 2013.
    Also picked from the squad that came fourth in Niger 2015 were seven
    other players including goalkeepers Akpan Udoh and Amos Benjamin,
    defenders Halilu Lukman and Lazarus John, midfielder Kingsley Michael and strikers Orji Okonkwo and Samuel Chukwueze.

    Midfielder Chinedu Madueke and Sunday Alimi as well as goalkeeper
    Chisom Chiaha who failed to make the Niger 2015 squad were also picked
    for Chile 2015.
    New faces in the team are defenders David Enogela, Ibe Tobechukwu and
    Ejike Ikwu. Funsho Bamgboye, Chukwudi Agor, Joel
    Osikel, Edidiong Essien and Udochukwu Anumudu complete the list.
    The Golden Eaglets would have the honour of playing the opening
    match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup against the United States of
    America on October 17 at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
    in Santiago. The Eaglets’ other Group A matches against host Chile and Croatia would be played on October 20 and 23 respectively.

    Full List
    1:Akpan Udoh-Goalkeeper
    2: John Lazarus-Defender
    3:Tobechukwu Ibe-Defender
    4:David Enogela-Midfielder
    5:Lukman Zakari-Defender
    6:Kingsley Michael-Midfielder
    7:Funsho Bamgboye-Forward
    8:Samuel Chukwueze-Midfielder
    9:Victor Osimhen-Forward
    10:Kelechi Nwakali-Midfielder
    11:Chinedu Madueke-Midfielder
    12: Chukwudi Agor-Midfielder
    13:Joel Osikel-Midfielder
    14:Ejike Ikwu-Defender
    15:Udochukwu Anumudu-Forward
    16:Amos Benjamin-Goalkeeper
    17:Osinachi Ebere-Forward
    18:Edidiong Essien-Midfielder
    19:Sunday Alimi-Forward
    20:Orji Okwonkwo-Forward
    21:Chisom Chiaha-Goalkeeper


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