Garba Gets 12 Wild Picks from Flying Eagles Open Camp

Twelve uninvited players have made it into Flying Eagles head coach, Manu Garba’s. scheme for the next phase of training camp ahead of the 2015 African Youth Championship qualifier.

Nonetheless, 17 out of the 35 invited players have been retained by the tactician as the open screening camp enters day five on Friday morning.

Amos Benjamin, Raphael Ayagwa, Samson Obagbemiro, Segun Bankole, Uche Okeke and Ogunka Adibe are among the uninvited players, who will now aim to impress the former Nigeria under-17.

Among the invited players retained are Adamu Abubakar, Aremu Afeez, Sulaiman Abdullahi, Omaila Anthony and Timothy Danladi.

Coach Garba and Nduka Ugbade in a Dressing Room.
Coach Garba and Nduka Ugbade in a Dressing Room.

Not less than 250 prospective players have so far attended the Flying Eagles trials, coming from all over the country.

“This shows how open the screening has been so far,” said the team’s co-ordinator Sulaiman Abubakar.

“But we are still open to give a decent chance to any player within the age bracket to come around and show us what he is capable of.”

The screening exercise is taking place at the FIFA Technical Center in Abuja.