Flying Eagles get squad numbers for World Cup, goalkeeper Oremade tallest player, Okon oldest


The squad numbers of the 21 Flying Eagles players who made the final cut to the U20 World Cup in Poland have been announced and also it has been revealed that goalkeeper Olawale is the tallest player of the team, while Akwa United winger Aniekeme Okon is the oldest.


Skipper Ikouwem Utin will wear his familiar No 3 shirt, while Rosenborg defender Ogbu Igho will retain the No 12 shirt he sported at the recent U20 AFCON in Niger.

Bournemouth midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh has got the No 13 jersey and Sogndal striker Jerome Akor will wear the No 9 shirt.

According to the official FIFA compilation goalkeeper Oremade is the tallest player on the squad as he stands at 1.96 metres.

Both strikers Emeka Chinonso and Tijani Mohammed are 1.89 metres tall.

The shortest player is Aniekeme Okon – he is 1.64 metres tall.

He is also the oldest player on the team as he was born on May 8, 1999, which will mean he will be past 20 years by the time the competition kicks off on May 23.

The youngest player is Plateau United defender Zulkifilu Rabiu who only clocked 17 in January.


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