• Nigeria Under-20 coach Ladan Bosso has expelled 10 players from the squad due to age discrepancies.
  • Around 35 players are already in camp ahead of the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, with ten foreign stars expected.
  • A large percentage of the players on the squad are from academies spread across the country.

Nigerian Flying Eagles head coach Ladan Bosso has dropped 10 players from the team due to age discrepancies and faulty documentation.

Bosso is preparing his charges ahead of the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations and several players have been invited to the camp.

It was learned that 35 players will begin screening on Monday, January 9, while another ten who are abroad are expected next week.

Nigeria U20 coach invites 35 players to camp and 10 are sent packing. Photo: BSN Sports
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Most of the players who have made the list are those in academies, rather than those playing in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and Nigerian League One (NLO).

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When asked why the NPFL players failed to dominate the team, a member of the team’s backroom staff revealed to own goal that most of the elite league players were of legal age.

It followed that despite their impressive performances, most of the players were scrapped as the idea of ​​building a team for the future remains.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Nathaniel Nwosu, who is also the Olympic Eagles’ number one pick, tops the list along with midfielder Daniel Daga and forward Promise Bernard.

Vanguard reports that goalkeeper Chijioke Anigboso, defenders Benjamin Frederick, Nathaniel Tambe and Hassan Shaibu, midfielders Ibrahim Yahaya and Muhammad Aminu, and forwards Adams Olalekan and Ayuba Francis are also there.

Age fraud shakes Cameroonian football

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In the meantime, sports summary previously reported that age fraud continues to rock Cameroonian football as 11 other team members under the age of 17 have failed tests ordered by FECAFOOT president Samuel Eto’o.

This brings the total number of players involved in the dispute to 32, as Cameroon continues to prepare for the UNIFACC tournament, contested by the under-17 teams of the Union of Central African Football Federations countries.

Eto’o is believed to have ordered all players selected to play for the country’s youth teams to undergo MRI tests to determine if their ages are as claimed.

Source: Sports Brief News