Golden Eaglets face Hungary, Ecuador, Australia in U17 World cup championship in Brazil 2019.
Officials have informed brila.net that a total of 78 players have been listed for a final phase of screening after the Golden Eaglets training camp was thrown open.
Coach Manu Garba invited 52 players made up of the bulk of the players who featured at this year’s U17 AFCON in Tanzania.
The open screening at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja this past week has produced another 26 players, who will now jostle to get into the main contention to make the final squad for the World Cup in Brazil in October.
The Eaglets, who finished fourth at Tanzania 2019, have been drawn against Ecuador, Australia, and Hungary in the first round of the World Cup, which starts on October 26.
Nigeria have won the World Cup a record five times – 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013 and 2015.
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