2015 African U-17 Championship begins on Sunday February 15….

 

 

 

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The 2015 African U-17 Championship will be the 16th edition of the competition for players aged 17 and below and organized by the Confederation of African Football.

The tournament will take place in Niger, and was originally scheduled to be held between 2 and 16 May. However, the date of the opening match was pushed forward to 15 February, with the tournament scheduled to conclude with the final on 1 March. The semi-finalists of the tournament will automatically qualify for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The Emmanuel Amuneke coached Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will be participating in Group A. Other participants in the group Niger, Guinea and Zambia. Group B has Ivory Coast, South Africa, Mali and Cameroon. The Ghana team were disqualified on 26 October, after medical test provided by the African Confederation after their first leg play off victory against Cameroon found that one of their players failed age eligibility confirmations. Ghana appealed but failed.

Nigeria’s team list is as below:

Akpan David Udoh

Emeka Nwokoecha

Usman Abass

Mohammed Anas

Lazarus John

Bamidele Samuel Ayodeji

Zakari Lukman Hilaru

Suleiman Abdullahi

Michael Kingsley

Samuel Chukwueze

Kelechi Nwakali

Jack Ipalibo

Douglas Uzama

Christian Ebere

Kehinde Ayinde

Promise Orji

Henry Okebugwu

Nuhu Umar

Victor Osimhen

Ernest Agenor

Adeyemi Adeyinka

Dayo Femi

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