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FIFA Under-17 World Cup: NFF submits provisional list

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Nigeria Football Federation has submitted a provisional 35-man list of the players to represent the country at the FIFA U-17 World Cup to the World Football governing body.

Golden Eaglets are one of Africa’s representatives in the FIFA U-17 World Cup billed for the United Arab Emirates from Oct. 17 to Nov. 8.

The provisional list is part of the regulations of the championship and it is from the pool of players that the final list of 21 would eventually be picked. Some of the players include those that won silver at the U-17 Africa Youth Championship (AYC) in Morocco in April and others who were picked during its two-weeks open camping in Abuja.

‘’The list have been carefully selected based on merit and there is no longer opportunity to try out new players as the preparations for the World Cup is well underway.

‘’We want to use this opportunity to thank all the players who came around during the past few weeks to see if they can get the opportunity to be part of the team.

‘’We are happy with the calibre of players that we have selected with the confidence that we shall produce a formidable team for the World Cup.”

‘’Of course, there is no room to see new players after the submission of the provisional list of 35 players to FIFA out of which we are going to pick the squad for the World Cup.

‘’We want to count on the support of Nigerians towards a successful outing at the World Cup and on our own part; we are going to do our best,’’ Garba said.


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