Six Foreign- Based Professionals Makes it Into Flying Eagles Provisional Squad.

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Ahead of next month FIFA U20 World Cup, Nigeria has named six foreign- based players to the 30- man provisional squad.

The players includes Switzerland based goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe, whose father featured for Nigeria at the 1985 U17 World Cup; John Falegha of Jamilu from Croatia, as well as Michael Olaitan, who recently signed for top Greek club Olympiacos.

About 18 players from the just concluded African Youth Championship in Algeria, where Nigeria came third, including the likes of Abduljaleel Ajagun, Enugu Rangers striker Alhaji Gero and Olarenwaju Kayode and Umar Aminu who was goal king at the 2013 AYC.

In preparation for the U20 World Cup, twelve new players have been included. Nigeria U17 central defender Wilfred Ndidi from Lagos Junior League club Nath Boys is among the new players.

Nigeria are drawn against Portugal, South Korea and debutant Cuba at the U20 World Cup in Turkey which kicks off on June 21 and ends July 13.
The full squad:

Goalkeepers: Samuel Okani (Enyimba), Jonah Usman (ABS FC), John Felegha (Eupen, Belgium), Sebastian Osigwe (FC Emmenbrucke, Switzerland)

Defenders: Shehu Abdullahi (Kano Pillars), Moses Orkuma (Lobi Stars), Ikechukwu Okorie (Enyimba), Kingsley Madu (El Kanemi), Collins Jamilu (HNK Rijeka, Croatia), Chizoba Amaefule (Dolphins), Wilfred Ndidi (Nath Boys), Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (Charlton Athletic youth team), Hassan Abubakar (Wikki Tourists)

Midfielders: Agboyi Ovbokha (Bayelsa United), Mathias Samuel (Kano Pillars), Abduljaleel Ajagun (Dolphins), Christian Pyagbara (unattached), Uche Agbo (Enyimba), Michael Olaitan (Olympiacos, Greece)

Forwards: Edafe Egbedi (AGF Aarhus, Denmark), Daddy Moses Simon (Unattached), Lucky Omeruo (Bayelsa United), Chidi Osuchukwu (Dolphins), Bright Ejike (Heartland), Umar Aminu (Wikki Tourists), Olanrewaju Kayode (unattached), Daniel Etor (Akwa United), Alhaji Gero (Enugu Rangers), Sikiru Alimi (Union Bank FC), Samuel Eduok (Dolphins)

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