Head Coach of the U20 Boysâ€™ National Team, Paul Aigbogun has called to camp 28 players as the seven â€“time African champions begin preparations for the qualifying series for 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations.
Enyimba FCâ€™s Ikouwem Udoh, who won the Young Player of the Year award at this weekâ€™s AITEO-NFF Football Awards, has been called alongside Super Eagles B team â€“mates Peter Eneji and Nur Muhammed, as well as Nasarawa Unitedâ€™s Douglas Achiv, Akwa Unitedâ€™s Adesina Gata and Kano Pillarsâ€™ fleet â€“footed midfielder Alhassan Ibrahim.
Kano Pillarsâ€™ Nazifi Yahaya and MFM FCâ€™s goalkeeper Ospino Egbe are also invited.
All invited players are to arrive at the Serob Legacy Hotel, Wuye, Abuja betweenÂ February 25 and 26thÂ with their international passports, birth certificates and training kits.
The 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations will be staged in Niger Republic.
Nigeria swept the African U20 titles in 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2005, 2011 and 2015, and won silver medals at the FIFA U20 World Cup in 1989 and 2005, after finishing third in the old USSR in 1985.
Lady Captainâ€™s Inaugural Golf Tournament tee-off
The ancient city of Benin will be agog for another week of golfing action as the Benin Club Golf Section 2018 Lady Captainâ€™s Inaugural Golf Tournament tee-offÂ on Sunday.
The event is organised by the club in collaboration with the captain of the lady division is anticipated to attract about 100 men and ladies golfers to the famous Benin club golf course, Benin City.
Speaking on the tournament, the lady captain, Juliet Ugiagbe optimistic of large turnout of golfers from Ibori Country and Golf Club, Asaba, Sapele Club, University of Benin Teaching Hospital golf club, Shell golf club, Ogunnu and many others noted that the tournament would leave up to the golfers expectation.
Also, the lady captain, wife of the former president of Benin Club stated that invitations have been sent across to various golf clubs in the South-South and beyond to turn out in large numbers. The course is in order and we are waiting for the ladies to come and prove themselves despite that it would be holdingÂ on Sunday.
She said â€œIt will be quite reasonable and exciting since golfers from Benin and others are coming from neighbouring states.”
There would be lots of prizes and trophies for those that distinguished themselves at the event in various categories such as menâ€™s and ladies, men veterans and super veterans categories for men while the ladies veteran would hold as well. The biggest prize will go to ladies since it is their day.
â€œOur men golfers have always been our financial backbone, though this is inaugural event but we believed so much on the contributions of our men whenever ladies are hosting event in the club. They have always been wonderful and passionate in playing during ladies tournament.â€