Coach Paul Aigbogun mentioned ten members of the squad that helped Nigeria qualify for the World Cup by reaching the semi-finals at February’s Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations.
Goalkeepers: Detan Ogundare (Kogi United), Olawale Oremade (Kwara United), Jonathan Zaccala (Triestina FC, Italy)
Defenders: Valentine Ozornwafor (Enyimba FC), Aliu Salawudeen (Amuneke Academy), Igoh Ogbu (Rosenborg BK, Norway), Ikouwem Utin (Enyimba FC), Muhammad Rabiu (Plateau United), Jamil Muhammad (Kano Pillars)
Midfielders: Nnamdi Ofoborh (Bournemouth, England), Eletu Peter (Prince Kazeem FC), Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru (Manchester City, England), Kingsley Michael (Perugia, Italy), Effiom Maxwell (Enyimba FC), Aniekeme Okon (Akwa United), Collins Sor (Oasis FC)
Forwards: Jerome Adams (Sogndal IL, Norway), Tijani Muhammed (FC Banik Ostrava, Czech Republic), Henry Offia (IK Sirius Uppsala, Sweden), Chinonso Emeka (Club Brookhouse, England), Success Makanjuola (Water FC)