Flying Eagles Name Team For Ghana Warm-up Games

Goalkeeper Sunday Alampasu in training

National U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, have named 22 players for the two warm-up games against Ghana.

The team which is led by skipper Musa Muhamed is dominated by players who won the FIFA U17 World Cup in UAE two years ago.

They include goalkeeper Sunday Alampasu, Akinjide Idowu, Abdullahi Alfa, Zaharadeen Bello, Samuel Okon, Musa Yahaya, Chidera Ezeh and Taiwo Awoniyi.

Others on the squad are goalkeeper Joshua Enaholo, Obinna Nwobodo, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Ifeanyi Matthew, Abdullahi Ibrahim Alhassan aka ‘Mu-azam’.

Both the Flying Eagles and the Black Satellites are preparing for next month’s African Youth Championship in Senegal.

The first test match between the two rival West African countries will be played on Saturday and a second match is fixed for Wednesday.

The Flying Eagles will depart for Ghana on Friday via Lagos and return to the country on Thursday, February 19.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Joshua Enaholo, Sunday Alampasu, Olorunleke Ojo

Defenders: Musa Muhamed, Zaharadeen Bello, Izu Omego, Mustapha Abdullahi, Samuel Okon, Abdulganiyu Saheed

Midfielders: Ifeanyi Matthew, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Akinjide Idowu, Obinna Nwobodo, Musa Yahaya, Bernard Bulbwa, Abdullahi Alfa

Strikers: Taiwo Awoniyi, Abdullahi Ibrahim Alhassan, Usman Hassan, Chidera Ezeh, Abubakar Lawal, Wasiu Jimoh