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|Nigeria U17 Team List by HAH: 4:06pm On Oct 22, 2009|
Pen Pix of Glory-chasing Eaglets
Posted: 2009-10-22 10:22
John Obuh has chosen 21 players to attempt to retain the Fifa Under-17 World Cup trophy for Nigeria, starting this Saturday in Abuja.
Here is a pen pix of all 21 glory hunters for the Golden Eaglets.
NAME: Dami Danjuma PAUL
DATE OF BIRTH: 18/12/1992
CLUB: OUSFORD ACADEMY (NIGERIA)
First choice goalkeeper who showed great poise and agility all through the preparation period.
NAME: Aigbe OLIHA
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/02/1993
CLUB: IGBINO BABES FC (NIGERIA)
Defender with great concentration and ability. Attended Oliha Primary School and hails from Oredo Local Council in Edo State.
NAME: Mohammed Goyi ALIYU
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/02/1993
CLUB: NIGER TORNADOES FC (NIGERIA)
Lanky defender who has flair for joining the attack. Has ample experience from playing for Premier League club, Niger Tornadoes of Minna. Attended Lima Primary School and is from Kacha Local Council in Niger State.
NAME: Ogenyi Eddy ONAZI
DATE OF BIRTH: 25/12/1992
CLUB: MY PEOPLE FC (NIGERIA)
Talented midfielder who hails from Benue State in the North Central region. Attended Township Primary School, Jos.
NAME: Fortune CHUKWUDI
DATE OF BIRTH: 18/11/1992
CLUB: A & B ACADEMY (NIGERIA)
Team captain who defends with resolution. From Mbatoli Local Council of Imo State.
NAME: Kenneth Josiah OMERUO
DATE OF BIRTH: 17/10/1993
CLUB: HARD FOUNDATION (NIGERIA)
Lion –hearted defender who attended LEA Primary School, Jabi and hails from Ikwuano Local Council of Abia State.
NAME: White George AGWUOCHA
DATE OF BIRTH: 13/01/1993
CLUB: KWARA UNITED FC (NIGERIA)
One of few players in the Nigeria team who has experience from playing in the top division. Midfielder with vision and plenty of action. Helped Kwara United FC win promotion back to the top flight at the end of previous season. Hails from Irebisi Local Council of Imo State
NAME: Stanley Osaretin OKORO
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/12/1992
CLUB: HEARTLAND FC (NIGERIA)
Nicknamed ‘Little Messi’, another highly –experienced performer, who at his young age was instrumental to Heartland FC of Owerri’s qualification for the prestigious CAF Champions League final. He scored three valuable goals for the Owerri Club in the competition, and previously turned out for Insurance FC of Benin. Was in good scoring form during the team’s preparatory camp and friendly games in Qatar. Attended Police Primary School and is from Oredo Local Council of Edo State.
NAME: Abdul Jeleel AJAGUN
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/02/1993
CLUB: DOLPHIN FC (NIGERIA)
Discovered during the annual Shell Cup competition, Ajagun is on the books of Premier League returnees Dolphin FC of Port Harcourt. Visionary midfielder with a good shot. He’s from Lagos Island.
NAME: Olanrewaju Ayobami KAYODE
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/05/1993
CLUB: MARVELLOUS FC (NIGERIA)
Bustling striker who hails from Odo-Owa Local Council of Ekiti State. A fighter in the attack
NAME: Terry ENVOH
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/12/1992
CLUB: MIGHTY JETS FC (NIGERIA)
Has useful experience from playing for the crowd –pulling Jos team, which used to be in the top division. Envoh is one of the players being looked upon to deliver this championship to Nigeria. Winger who attended LEA Primary School, Tudun –Wada and hails from Nasarawa Eggon Local Council of Nasarawa State.
NAME: Chukwujike MGBAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 22/04/1992
CLUB: STANDARD FC ACADEMY (NIGERIA)
Another lion –hearted defender who attended God’s Favour International School and is from Abia State
NAME: Omoh OJABU
DATE OF BIRTH: 14/12/1992
CLUB: DOLPHIN FC (NIGERIA)
Ajagun’s team –mate at Dolphin FC. Powerful shooter who scored five in the 14-1 demolition of Qatari Sports Club in a friendly in Doha. Attended Ugwuorume Primary School and hails from Etsako Local Council of Edo State
NAME: Sani Shehu EMMANUEL
DATE OF BIRTH: 23/12/1992
CLUB: MY PEOPLE FC (NIGERIA)
Attacking midfielder who also loves to defend. Like Ojabu, hails from Etsako Local Council of Edo State
NAME: Yusuf Olaitan OTUBANJO
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/09/1992
CLUB: EMMANUEL AMUNIKE ACADEMY (NIGERIA)
Supporting striker who attended Solan Primary School and is from Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun State.
NAME: Amos Ossai IZUCHUKWU
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/12/1993
CLUB: TEAM LAGOS (NIGERIA)
One of the goalkeepers, who also showed great agility during preparation.
NAME: Obinna Emmanuel OKORO
DATE OF BIRTH: 30/12/1992
CLUB: YOUNG STARS FC (NIGERIA)
Defensive midfielder with great skill and audacity. He hails from Onicha Local Council of Ebonyi State, and attended Town School, Emene.
NAME: Edafe EGBEDI
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/08/1993
CLUB: BISALLO FC (NIGERIA)
Fast –paced winger who is one of Coach Obuh’s aces. He attended Kpesu Primary School and is from Ugelle Local Council of Delta State.
NAME: Deji Mayowa JOEL
DATE OF BIRTH: 23/11/1992
CLUB: ECO ACADEMY (NIGERIA)
Good midfielder who distributes well. From Ifelodun Local Council of Kwara State.
NAME: Ramon Olamilekan AZEEZ
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/12/1992
CLUB: FUTURE PRO ACADEMY (NIGERIA)
Another talented midfielder, from Iwajowa Local Council of Oyo State.
NAME: John FELAGHA
DATE OF BIRTH: 27/07/1994
CLUB: ASPIRE ACADEMY (QATAR)
Young John Felagha attended Kpansia Secondary School, Yenagoa and was discovered by Moses Aduku, then made the cut to be taken to the world –renowned Aspire Academy, Doha after the Nigeria finals in 2007. He joined the Nigeria team when they went for their final preparation camp at Aspire in October.
THE TECHNICAL CREW
HEAD COACH: Sam John OBUH
ASSISTANT COACH 1: Monday ODIGIE
ASSISTANT COACH 2: Abimbola SAMUEL
GOALKEEPERS’ TRAINER: Suleiman SHUAIBU
TEAM DOCTOR: Charles AGADU
TEAM PHYSIOTHERAPIST: Ejike Victor ONYEMEANU
TEAM COORDINATOR: Garba LAWAL
TEAM SECRETARY: Sirajo HASSAN
EQUIPMENT MANAGER: Shehu ADO
CAMP COMMANDANT: Oriola MICHAEL
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by asha80(m): 11:53pm On Oct 22, 2009|
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by Ibime(m): 12:00am On Oct 23, 2009|
Why do they have to tell us which primary school they went to? Is that meant to paint them out as youngsters?
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by azeeza(f): 10:40am On Oct 23, 2009|
all home base player xcept john felagha,well i wish dem d best.
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by HAH: 1:19pm On Oct 23, 2009|
I have a little reservation about their age having noticed that their average weight is 70 kg and also the fact that someone among them had already played for two NPL teams
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by muhsin(m): 1:25pm On Oct 23, 2009|
Under 17? Look at their faces again. . .oh my God! ROFL!
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by duduspace(m): 1:55pm On Oct 23, 2009|
This team is too short and will be suspect to aerial balls, the tallest player according to those heights is just 5ft 10inches and the average is about 5ft 6. What were the selectors thinking? even the keeper is a midget.
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by Maxidoe(m): 2:07pm On Oct 23, 2009|
I strongly doubt the age of this lads,its obvious they are well above 17,left for me they should all be nothing less than 25 years old,cos they averagely weight between 69 to 71 kg,all of them not one or 2 ,that in itself has already given u their age grade
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by lysim: 2:12pm On Oct 23, 2009|
I hope they are not over age?
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by saworoide: 3:30pm On Oct 23, 2009|
It's an open secret that Nigeria uses overage players to prosecute and win the previous tourmanent. This is just a continuation. Some of these players have played for a couple of years in the Nigeria Premier league, that is hard to come by for a 17-year old.
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by semid4lyfe(m): 4:09pm On Oct 23, 2009|
I wish them the best and hope they retain the trophy.
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by komekn(m): 6:32pm On Oct 23, 2009|
This is the new team formed after the bulk of the team failed the test observation from the MRI scan, using an MRI scan is not conclusive but indicative.
Consequently, the parameters will be wide enough for even a 21 year old to scale through and possibly older depending on a number of variables.
How well will they do? My hopes are not high just as long as they get through the group stage, will be fine by me.
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by AndreUweh(m): 7:04pm On Oct 23, 2009|
There is no Local council in Imo state called Irebisi.
Please verify the actual local council for White George Agwuocha.
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by koolchicco: 9:06pm On Oct 23, 2009|
Chei!! That their Skipper no look under 17 oo!
Na Papa Emeka!!
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by MrCrackles(m): 9:26pm On Oct 23, 2009|
Dang i am early twenties, and looking at those dudes facially, made me conclude they must be 4-5yrs older than me!
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by chic2pimp(m): 10:01pm On Oct 23, 2009|
Nigerian U17 Team Ma Foot. They'll probably bully their way to victory as usual. Buncha Old GrandPas. shior
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by AndreUweh(m): 10:29pm On Oct 23, 2009|
The poster who said that one of the golden eaglets players has played previously for two clubs later apologised and retracted his comments. It was just a mix up.
Good or bad, just support the eaglets.
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by jude33084(m): 10:51pm On Oct 23, 2009|
I don't care if they are actually 17yrs or not, all I want to know is that they should win the gold
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by inme: 1:31am On Oct 24, 2009|
Nigeria! Nigeria!! Nigeria!!! lol
Me, i dey look myself say i no fit play ball again, but those pipo wey i dey see for that line up self senior my eldest brother
Make God help them sha
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by bawomolo(m): 5:09am On Oct 24, 2009|
how does a kid that is under-17 get to play first team pro ball?
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by AbuMaryam1(m): 5:32am On Oct 24, 2009|
Wonders. You knw wat s happening in house dats why u r revealing it. Okay tell us what other countries are doing.
Let them each be 50yrs old . As long as the can make it i dont care. Yeye peaple
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by MUNEER2(m): 1:42pm On Oct 24, 2009|
What i still don't understand is how a 1992-1993 kid way between 70kg-80kg
Can't they just lie about their weight too?
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by Sagamite(m): 9:54am On Oct 31, 2009|
Looking at some of them on FIFA website and in the matches, I think PAUL (GK), ALIYU, OMERUO, MGBAM, AZEEZ and KAYODE are likely U-20 and could be close to 17 if not under. And coincidentally, most of these listed are in academies.
Majority of the others look U-23.
There is no way in hell Okoro (the attacker), Ojabu and Emvoh can be anywhere less than 26 years old. They are blatantly lying.
|Re: Nigeria U17 Team List by kolly4luv(m): 11:05am On Oct 31, 2009|
These players are technically good, But i dont think they can be good as late Tella's people![color=#006600][/color][font=Lucida Sans Unicode][/font]
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