U17 AFCON – Nigeria U17 Coach List 21 Players, Place Five On Standby Ahead Of First Game Against Zambia
Head coach of the Nigeria U17 team Nduka Ugabde has picked 26 players to represent Nigeria at the U17 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Algeria, which is the qualifiers for the U17 World Cup in India.
Ugbade picked three goalkeepers, seven defenders, nine midfielders and seven forwards in the final 26 man list which has now been pruned to 21 with five players dropping to the standby list.
CAF permits teams to go to the tournament with 26 players but only 21 will be registered for each game. The remaining five can be included by the coaches if they feel like taking a player out of the 21 man list.
However at the end of the tournament, any team that finished in the medal zone will only be allowed to pick 21 players to be given medals. Already the five players affected by the action have been told their fate by the technical crew of the team.
Nigeria will tomorrow take on Zambia in the opening game before engaging Morocco on the 3rd of May, they will round up their group games on the 6th against South Africa.
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