Preparatory to the country’s participation in the African Yoth Championship qualifying round, the technical crew of the Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, on Tuesday invited 12 new players, including newly signed Enugu Rangers striker, Alhaji Gero, while 10 other players were dropped.
Samm Audu, the media officer of the U-20 male team, made this known on Tuesday.
The former Kaduna United striker, Gero, who scored in his debut for Enugu Rangers against Akwa United in a Nigeria Premier League clash, tops the list of new invitees.
The other new call-ups include four players from Nigeria National League Division One club, Nimbe City.
The players are Tombiri Dina, Uche Ihuarulam, Dakar Ibiabowa and Brown Braye Okpus.
The other invitees are Adeniyi Tunde (Sunshine Stars), Christian Josiah (COD Lagos), Dan Asabe Umar (Sokoto United), Udoma Chinedu (Abia Warriors),Israel Edward Bamingo (Edwardians FC), Amos Ezechukwu, Abobo Jacob (unattached).
The players decamped are Barry Labara, Adamu Hassan, Adamu Kazim, Ijika Churchill Sidney, Sulaiman Ahmed, Sunny Ukoha, Clifford Lawson, Dagogo Charles, Lawal Mohammed and Sampson Chukwuokoli.
There are now 32 players in the training camp in Abuja.