By Albert Akota
Cadet national team, Golden Eaglets’ coach, Manu Garba has submitted a provisional list of 25 players to Confederation of African Football (CAF), ahead of next month’s outing in the African U-17 Nations Cup zonal qualifiers.
Manu barely beat the deadline to submit his provisional list, as he had to get 10 more players to undergo the mandatory MRI test, after 15 failed the original scans.
Manu team will begin their qualifying campaign on September 3, when they take on Burkina Faso in Niger Reopublic, ahead of which he will announce his final 20-man squad on Friday, August 24.
Benin Republic and Cote d’Ivoire are the other teams in their group, while hosts Niger head Group A along with Ghana and Togo.
Winners of this zonal qualifying tournament will advance to the final championship in Tanzania next year.