Three Nasarawa United Players Make Nigeria U-20 AFCON List

Three Nasarawa United Players Make Nigeria U-20 AFCON List

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By Eche Amos

Nasarawa United FC might not have begun the 2022/23 Nigeria Premier Football League Season on a bright note, but the Team parade the highest number of players from the NPFL in the list of Nigeria’s U-20 Flying Eagles team heading to Egypt for the U-20 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Tournament.

In the twenty-five man list released by the Coach Ladan-Bosso led team, Nasarawa United have the trio of central defender, Benjamin Fredrick, midfield maestro, Onuche Ogbelu, and attacking sensation, Francis Ayuba, a feat that can be attributed to the hard work, credibility and foresight of the Chief Barr. Isaac Danladi-led Management who continues to offer free hands to the Coaching and playing staff of the Club to express their talents.

Each of the players has made his debut league appearance for the Solid Miners.

In all of the U-20 pre-tournament friendly matches decided at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, only Nasarawa United proved unbeatable, with the game ending 1-1 apiece.

The U-20 team are in Morocco for the last lap of their preparation before connecting to Egypt, venue of the AFCON U-20 tournament which begins on Sunday, 19th February, through to Saturday, 11th March, 2023, with a total of twelve countries drawn into three groups.

Nigeria who are the most successful country at the biannual youth tournament, having won it seven times, are in the same Group ‘A’ alongside hosts, Egypt, Mozambique and Senegal, with the semi-finalist teams picking the four available tickets reserved for Africa for the 23rd edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup which will run from Saturday, May 20th to Sunday, June 11th, 2023, in Indonesia, with 24 countries from six Confederations.

Nasarawa United will host visiting Kwara United FC in the NPFL match-day seven clash at the New Jos International Stadium by 4pm on Saturday(tomorrow), 11th February, 2023, as they seek to register their first win in Group ‘A’ of the current abridged campaign.

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