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Nigeria national under-23 football team

Nigeria Olympic football team represents Nigeria in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to male players under the age of 23, except during the Olympic Games where the use of three overage players is allowed. The team is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation.

Nigeria
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Dream Team
AssociationNigeria Football Federation, Nigeria Olympic Committee
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachImama Amapakabo
Top scorerJunior Ajayi(10)
Home stadiumAdokiye Amiesimaka Stadium
FIFA codeNGA
First colours
Second colours
Olympic Games
Appearances6 (first in 1968)
Best resultGold medalists: (1996)
Afcon U-23
Appearances2 (first in 2015)
Best resultGold medalists: (2015)
African Games
Appearances5 (first in 1973)
Best resultGold medalists: (1973)

Team honours and achievementsEdit

Intercontinental

Continental

Other

Competitive recordEdit

U-23 Africa Cup of Nations recordEdit

U-23 Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances: 2
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  2011 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 5 4
  2015 Winners 1st 5 3 2 0 8 5
  2019 To be determined
Total Runners-up 2/2 8 4 2 2 13 9

Current squadEdit

Squad called for the September 2019 African Olympics Qualifiers vs. Sudan.[3]

Caps/goals as of 25 March 2019

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Adamu Abubakar (1997-10-15) 15 October 1997 (age 21) 1 0   Wikki Tourists
1GK Mohammed Galadima 0 0   Nasarawa United
1GK Amos Obasoge 0 0   Bendel Insurance FC
2DF Joshua Akpudje (1998-07-23) 23 July 1998 (age 21) 1 0   MFM F.C.
2DF Ndifreke Udo (1998-08-15) 15 August 1998 (age 21) 5 0   Akwa United
2DF Udochukwu Anumudu (1998-10-09) 9 October 1998 (age 20) 0 0   Lobi Stars
2DF Oluwadamilare Olatunji (1997-11-24) 24 November 1997 (age 21) 0 0   Enyimba
2DF John Lazarus (1998-06-06) 6 June 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Lobi Stars
2DF Etiboy Akpan (1998-11-11) 11 November 1998 (age 20) 1 0   Akwa United
2DF Ebube Duru (1999-07-31) 31 July 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Lobi Stars
3MF Fatai Gbadamosi (1998-11-11) 11 November 1998 (age 20) 0 0   Shooting Stars
Haruna Garba 0 0   Jordano FC
Abiodun Joseph 0 0   Sunshine Stars F.C.
Ojo Adebayo 0 0   Water FC
2DF Ndah Olisa 0 0   Remo Stars F.C.
Stephen Manyo 0 0   Enyimba
Family Ahmed 0 0   Adamawa United
Ndala Ibrahim 0 0   Nasarawa United
Seth Mayi 0 0   Remo Stars F.C.
William Ukeme 0 0   Wikki Tourists
Ibrahim Sanusi 0 0   Nasarawa United
Sunday Adetunji 0 0   Abia Warriors
Musa Suleiman 0 0   Katsina United
Chibundu Amah 0 0   Sunshine Stars F.C.
4FW Joshua Agboola 0 0   Katsina United
Umar Abba 0 0   Wikki Tourists
Cletus Umotem 0 0   Rivers United
Muritala Tiye Yusuf 0 0   Shooting Stars
Michael Eranumu 0 0   Bendel Insurance FC
Ibe Tobechukwu 0 0   Abia Warriors
Stephen Wisdom Ikechi 0 0   Wilbros FC
ThankGod Simon 0 0   MFM FC
Tofa Alhassan 0 0   Green Beret
Adegboyega Semiu Dapo 0 0   Stationery Stores F.C.
Azeez Oseni 0 0   36 Lions

Recent CallupsEdit

Squad called for the 2019 African Olympics Qualifiers vs. Libya.[4]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Francis Uzoho (1998-10-28) 28 October 1998 (age 20) 1 0   Anorthosis Famagusta
1GK Olawale Oremade (1999-12-31) 31 December 1999 (age 19) 1 0   Kwara United
2DF Chidozie Awaziem (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 22) 1 0   Çaykur Rizespor
2DF Adebayo Ojo (2001-08-12) 12 August 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Brookes FC
14 3MF Azubuike Okechukwu (1997-04-19) 19 April 1997 (age 22) 26 1   Çaykur Rizespor
2DF Valentine Ozornwafor (1999-06-01) 1 June 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Enyimba
2DF Stephen Egbe (2000-10-04) 4 October 2000 (age 18) 1 0   Enyimba
3MF Kelechi Nwakali (1998-06-05) 5 June 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Porto B
4FW Orji Okonkwo (1998-01-19) 19 January 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Montreal Impact
3MF Obi Eze (1997-07-11) 11 July 1997 (age 22) 3 0   FC Shinnik Yaroslavl
3MF Samuel Chukwueze (1999-05-22) 22 May 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Villarreal CF
3MF Tosin Kehinde (1998-06-18) 18 June 1998 (age 21) 0 0   CD Feirense
4FW David Okereke (1997-08-29) 29 August 1997 (age 22) 1 1   Spezia
4FW Chidera Ezeh (1997-10-02) 2 October 1997 (age 21) 1 0   Portimonense
4FW Taiwo Awoniyi (1997-08-12) 12 August 1997 (age 22) 12 2   Gent
4FW Olabiran Muyiwa (1998-09-07) 7 September 1998 (age 21) 1 0   FC Tambov
4FW Kingsley Michael (1999-08-26) 26 August 1999 (age 20) 0 0   AC Perugia
4FW Victor Osimhen (1998-12-29) 29 December 1998 (age 20) 3 3   Charleroi
4FW Dennis Bonaventure (1997-11-15) 15 November 1997 (age 21) 1 0   Club Brugge

Past squadsEdit

Squad called for the 2016 Summer Olympics

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Niger International Tournament 2002". Rsssf.com. 21 December 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  2. ^ "TIFOCO Tournament 2003". Rsssf.com. 27 March 2003. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  3. ^ Amapakabo calls 35 for showdown with Sudan
  4. ^ http://www.thenff.com/2019/03/awoniyi-nwakali-top-olympic-eagles-squad-for-libya-clash/

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