Youth national team, Flying Eagles’ coach, Paul Aigbogun on Friday sent several players packing from the squad’s camp in Abuja, as he moves closer to forming a solid side for the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic.
The team is set for a trip to Saudi Arabia this weekend, at the start of the final phase of their build-up for the U-20 AFCON, and footballlive.ng gathered that Aigbogun has already submitted his submitted a list of 30 players to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The latst will subsequently be passed on by the NFF to Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) this weekend, ahead of next Wednesday’s deadline for submission of all list to enable compilation of medical data.
All players that were not included in the list by Aigbogun were asked to leave camp, and they moved out of the hotel before the start of training on Friday, as Aigbogun shifted attention to the remaining lot.
He is now banking on most of the players he had with him at the recent West African Football Union (WAFU) U-20 Cup, in which his team lost to Senegal in the final.
Aigbogun, though, has added a number of foreign-based players to his list, among whom are IK Start of Norway midfielder, Afeez Aremu, the left-back from Seattle Sounders of USA, Ibrahim Usman, Igho Ogbu from Rosenborg of Sweden and Aliyu ‘Bravo’ Ibrahim.