Several top stars including Inter Milan star Joel Obi are most likely to miss Nigeria’s final squad for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup as today is the deadline for the submission of a 30-man provisional squad for the tournament.
According to MTNFootball.com, Flying Eagles coach, John Sam Obuh, will have to submit his provisional squad to FIFA latest today.
Obuh has already named a 38-man squad to begin residential training in Port Harcourt this week, and it is from this list of call-ups that he will most likely pick his provisional squad.
Obi, already a full international, was not called up by Obuh even though the coach agreed that he could be a valuable addition to his team. Obuh was at some point hopeful that fellow Super Eagles star, Ahmed Musa, will convince Obi to star for the Flying Eagles at least at the World Cup in Colombia from end of next month.
Cameroon, who were beaten in the final of this year’s African Youth championship in South Africa, are looking at several of their full internationals including France-based Aboubakar Vincent to feature at the U20 World Cup.
The Flying Eagles are drawn in a first round group along with Croatia, Saudi Arabia and Guatemala.