Manchester City starlet, Kelechi Iheanacho is expected to lead Nigeria’s under-20s to Senegal for the 2015 Africa Under-20 Championships.
Iheanacho will be joined by eight other overseas-based stars as coach Manu Garba looks to replicate the success he achieved with the current generation of Nigerian youngsters at Under-17 level just over a year ago.
Success Isaac (Granada CF), Chidiebere Nwakali (Manchester City), Taiwo Awoniyi (Kalmar), Chidera Ezeh (FC Porto), Daddy Moses, Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin) and Musa Yahaya (Tottenham Hotspur) are also named in the team.
Garba revealed that the players are expected to join up with the Flying Eagles when the team’s training camp reopens in Kaduna on December 27.
He also added that he had received assurances for the release of the players by their respective European clubs. The AYC will kick off on March 8 in Dakar, Senegal.
The eight-team tournament will produce Africa’s four representatives to the 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand.