THREE KEY NIGERIA PLAYERS TO WATCH

He is one of the reliable players in the squad. Has been an integral part of the team from the outset and has contributed to the success of the team so far. Gentle-looking but he can be as hard as nail on his defensive assignments. He has good speed and often joins the attack when the need arises.

OLANIYAN ALFRED

Date of Birth: 5-2-2002

Position: Attacking midfielder

Club: Sudos FC

Languid looking but Alfred is of sterner stuff and he’s regarded as the engine room of the team. Played pivotal role in ensuring Golden Eaglets’ qualification for Tanzania 2009 and has been one of the super regulars in the squad.

SHUAIB OYINDAMOLA ABDULRASAK

Date of birth: 10-11-2003

Position: Attacking midfielder

Club: OMA Football Academy

One of the latest additions to the squad after the Golden Eaglets secured their sub-regional WAFU B ticket but the young midfielder has impressed everyone in trial matches ahead of the trip to Tanzania. Though attack-minded with good ball sense, Abdulrasak is equally strong on the ball and can function in defensive roles as very well.

Source: Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF)

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