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18 February 2013

Nigeria: AYC 2013 - John Obuh Releases 30 Provisional Names

Nigeria's U20 team, the Flying Eagles, have named a 30-man provisional squad for the African Youth Championship.

The AYC 2013 will kick off in Algeria on March 17 with Nigeria as the defending Champion of the Tournament.

The Head Coach, John Obuh, released the 30 provisional names of both Nigeria and foreign based players on Sunday. The deadline for the submission of the final 22-man squad to the Confederation of African Football is March 6.

The Full Squad:

Foreign Based:

Mikel Agu (FC Porto), Saliu Sodiq (FC Metz, France), Bright Osagie (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria) and Edafe Egbedi (AGF Aarhus, Denmark).

The remaining names were selected from the local league:

Goalkeepers: Emmanuel Daniel, Jonah Usman, Samuel Okani

Defenders: Chizoba Amaefule, Shehu Abdullahi, Ikechukwu Okorie, Kingsley Madu, Hassan Abubakar, Ekoh Favour Oke, Aliyu Mohammed Goyi, Aigbe Oliha.

Midfielders: Chidi Osuchukwu, Abduljeleel Ajagun,Uche Agbo, Ibrahim Abubakar Aliyu, Nzube Anaezemba, Moses Orkuma, Ovbokha Agboyi, Oluwaseun Taro, Okechukwu Azubuike, Saliu Sodiq, Mikel Agu.

Strikers: Alhaji Gero, Umar Aminu, Christian Pyagbara, Harrison Egbune, Bright Ejike, Edafe Egbedi, Yahaya Adamu, Bright Osagie.

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