Wednesday, 17 April 2019

U17 AFCON: Chelsea & Bournemouth Starlets On The Bench As Nigeria Unveil Starting XI Vs Angola

Nigeria U17s head coach Manu Garba has announced his starting lineup to take on Angola at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, starting from 1200 hours.

The 2013 World Cup-winning manager has kept faith with the players who started the 5-4 win vs Tanzania in their opener, with the exception of Hofafa FC glovesman Suleman Shaibu who has been replaced by Abuja Football College's Sunday Stephen.

Shedrack Tanko starts alongside Ogaga Oduko, Clement Ikenna and David Ishaya in defense.

The midfield consists of SIDO FC super kid Akinkunmi Amoo, who passed a fitness test ahead of today's fixture, captain Samson Tijani of Collins Edwin SC, Mayowa Abayomi and Olatomi Olaniyan.

Giant Brillers FC's Wisdom Ubani starts in attack alongside ABS FC Ilorin starlet Olakunle Olusegun.

Chelsea winger Adrian Akande and Bournemouth goalkeeper Joseph Oluwabusola are among the substitutes for the second successive game.

The winner of the Nigeria vs Angola fixture will book a ticket to the 2019 World Cup in Brazil as well as qualify for the semifinals of the U17 AFCON.

Nigeria Starting XI: Sunday Stephen; Tanko, Oduko, Ikenna, Ishaya; Tijani, Amoo, Olaniyan, Abayomi; Olusegun, Ubani

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