Golden Eaglets coach, Manu Garba is set to bank on Bournemouth of England youth team goalkeeper, Joseph Ayomide Oluwabusola in the search for glory at the zonal qualifies for the African U-17 Nations Cup in Niamey, Niger Republic.
Oluwabusola is poised to make his international debut for Nigeria, as a member of the Eaglets’ 20-player squad list for the qualifiers, in which they first play against Burkina Faso on Monday.
Manu selected three goalkeepers, six defenders, eight midfielders and three strikers, with five of the 20 players for the tournament from the U15 National Team, Future Eagles.
A total of 16 players and members of the technical crew and backroom staff departed Abuja aboard an ASKY airline flight on Friday morning.
The remaining four players as well as Manu and Team Administrator Sirajo Hassan, who could not travel on Friday as there were not enough seats available on the flight, will fly from Abuja on Saturday morning.
The Eaglets will play their first match of the tournament on Monday, against their Burkina Faso counterparts, before taking on Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday and Benin Republic next week Sunday.