The Flying Eagles have dropped several key players including skipper Abduljaleel Ajagun and striker Umar Aminu for next week’s Toulon Tournament.
Others dropped are goalkeeper Jonah Usman, Chidi Osuchukwu, Chizoba Amaefule, Agboyi Ovbokha, Sikiru Alimi and Lucky Omeruo.
Tournament organisers have demanded that only 22 players be registered for the competition, which is expected to prepare several teams for the U20 World Cup in Turkey.
The Flying Eagles want to allow fringe and newly listed players press for places in a final 21-man squad for the World Cup.
The Flying Eagles are making their debut at the famous Toulon Tournament and kick off their campaign on Wednesday, May 29, against defending champions Mexico.