… decamps Remo Stars keeper over age
Flying Eagles head coach Ladan Bosso has invited six new players ahead of the WAFU B U-20 tournament in Niamey, Niger.
Top of the list are three Kwara United’s players, Shola Raheem, Abdulsalam Abdulsalam, Musa Afeez Aka Olororo.
Others are Plateau United’s Hillary Albert, Shooting Stars’ Ayo Adejubu and Abia Warriors’ Henry Uzodika
Meanwhile, Remo Stars FC Goalkeeper Kayode Bankole was on Tuesday decamped from the National U-20 screening exercise holding in Abuja due to his age. The player was born in 2002, which automatically ruled him out of the tournament.
Confirming this in Abuja, Bosso said it was regrettable that the goalkeeper was already above the stipulated age, as he would have been a quality addition to the team.
Continuing, Bosso said “unknown to people, we shortlisted 28 players from the NPFL clubs, 14 of them could not sail through the age checks at the TMS level. So, we have to replace them”.
He said that a total of 40 players were invited, and only 25 players would be registered for the tournament while insisting that he has limited time to set up a team with the interest of the country at heart.
“We have only 3 weeks to get the team in order and there is no time to waste at all” he concluded.
The Flying Eagles opened camp for the competition in Abuja on Monday and are in Group B along with the Black Satellites of Ghana and Young Stallions of Burkina Faso.
The competition will kick off in Niamey on May 7 with the two finalists qualifying for the Africa U-20 Nations Cup in Egypt.