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Nigeria U-20
Nickname(s) Flying Eagles
Association Nigeria Football Association
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Nigeria Samson Siasia
Captain Odion Ighalo
Home stadium Abuja Stadium
FIFA code NGA
Home colours
Away 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.

Contents

Former coaches

Achievements

1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2005

Staff

Current Team Members

Final roster for 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Dele Ajiboye 7 August 1990 (aged 19) Spain Pontevedra
2 DF Daniel Adejo 7 August 1989 (aged 20) Italy Reggina
3 DF Nurudeen Orelesi 10 April 1989 (aged 20) Slovenia Bonifika
4 DF Nwankwo Obiorah 18 June 1989 (aged 20) Nigeria Wikki Tourists
5 DF Raheem Lawal 4 May 1990 (aged 19) Spain Atlético Baleares
6 DF Ibok Edet 22 August 1989 (aged 20) Spain Atlético Baleares
7 FW King Osanga 6 October 1990 (aged 18) Nigeria Heartland
8 FW Odion Ighalo (c) (on loan to Spain Granada) 16 June 1989 (aged 20) Italy Udinese
9 FW Kehinde Fatai 19 February 1990 (aged 19) Romania Farul
10 MF Rabiu Ibrahim 15 March 1991 (aged 18) Portugal Sporting
11 FW Danny Uchechi 14 September 1989 (aged 20) England West Ham United
12 GK Uche Okafor 10 February 1991 (aged 18) Nigeria Kaduna Utd
13 MF Yakubu Alfa 31 December 1990 (aged 18) Sweden Helsingborg
14 FW Sone Aluko 19 February 1989 (aged 20) Scotland Aberdeen
15 MF Oluwasina Abe 4 April 1991 (aged 18) Nigeria Sunshine Stars
16 FW Stanley Ohawuchi 27 May 1990 (aged 19) Nigeria Bayelsa United
17 MF Gbolahan Salami 15 April 1991 (aged 18) Nigeria Sunshine Stars
18 MF Muhammed Shagari 29 November 1990 (aged 18) Nigeria Kano Pillars
19 DF Harmony Ikande 17 September 1990 (aged 19) Italy Milan
20 MF Lukman Haruna 4 December 1990 (aged 18) France AS Monaco
21 GK Oladejo Olateru 28 May 1989 (aged 20) Nigeria Clique Sports Academy

Recent Callups

For 2009 African Youth Championship [2].

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
GK Theophilus Afelo Nigeria Kano Pillars F.C.
DF Gabriel Baba May 27, 1989 (1989-05-27) (age 20) Switzerland FC Lusitano
DF Robert Emmanuel Egbeta June 23, 1990 (1990-06-23) (age 19) Nigeria Sunshine Stars F.C.
DF Obum Ogbe Nigeria Heartland F.C.
DF Azeez O. Balogun December 10, 1990 (1990-12-10) (age 19) Portugal C.F. Os Belenenses
MF Robert Ugbomeh Collins January 6, 1989 (1989-01-06) (age 21) Czech Republic Sparta Prague
MF Nick Ajose October 7, 1990 (1990-10-07) (age 19) England Manchester United F.C.
DF Daniel Joshua December 30, 1990 (1990-12-30) (age 19) Nigeria Niger Tornadoes
MF Chrisantus Macauley August 20, 1990 (1990-08-20) (age 19) Germany Karlsruher SC
MF Nnamdi Oduamadi October 17, 1990 (1990-10-17) (age 19) Italy A.C. Milan
MF Joseph Steven February 14, 1989 (1989-02-14) (age 20) Nigeria Enyimba International F.C.
MF Vincent Atabo Nigeria Sunshine Stars F.C.
MF Saka April 12, 1990 (1990-04-12) (age 19) Australia Adelaide Hills Hawks
FW Ganiyu Oseni September 19, 1991 (1991-09-19) (age 18) Russia PFC CSKA Moscow
FW Kayode Fagbola Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic F.C.
FW Innocent Nkasiobi Emeghara May 27, 1989 (1989-05-27) (age 20) Switzerland FC Zürich
FW Frank Temile July 15, 1990 (1990-07-15) (age 19) Ukraine FC Dynamo Kyiv
FW Jason K. Oladele July 28, 1990 (1990-07-28) (age 19) Republic of Ireland Longford Town F.C.
FW Ade Runsewe December 1, 1989 (1989-12-01) (age 20)
FW Kingsley Umunegbu October 28, 1989 (1989-10-28) (age 20) Italy A.S. Varese 1910
FW Jamil Adam June 5, 1991 (1991-06-05) (age 18) England Barnsley F.C.

Training camp Players

The following players were called up for training camp for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup[1]

Older Squads

2008 WAFU U-20 Championship [2].

References

  1. ^ Ajiboye, Nkume top Siasia’s U-20 list
  2. ^ [1]

External links

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