Head Coach of the national U-17 team, Golden Eaglets, John Obuh, has dropped 15 players from the camp of the squad preparing for the 13th FIFA U-17 World Cup finals which Nigeria is hosting from 24th October to 15th November this year.
The players dropped from the squad are Kabiru Borgo, Abiodun Akande, Ariyo Olubukola, Habeeb Bello, Deji Joel, Yakubu Azeez, Ogungbe Ganiyu, Orji Alu, Justice Chinedu, Chinedu Udegha, Amadi Moses, Solomon Enudi, Dubem Awaziem, Esse Joseph Junior and Olaitan Gambari.
Retained are Yekini Kazeem, Paul Danjuma, Bala Mohammed Saidu, Femi Orunnimi, Aliyu Mohammed, Emeka Opara, Bala Saidu, Rahaman Azeez, Fortune Chukwudi, Kenneth Omeruo, Eze Ikechukwu, Dafe Egbedi, Jude White, Terry Envoh, Ogugua Gibson, Emmanuel Sani Shehu, Sadiq Saliu, Abduljelil Ajagun, Omoh Ajabu, Onazie Ogeyi and Anthony Iyalekhue.
Obuh explained that the players were dropped based on performance as well as the results of the MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) tests conducted on all the players recently.
Nigeria is in the same group with Germany, Argentina and Honduras for the final tournament beginning 24th October and will play their matches in Abuja.