2019 FIFA U17 World Cup : The Five Golden Eaglets Players To Keep An Eye On
Published: October 19, 2019
2019 FIFA U17 World Cup : The Five Golden Eaglets Players To Keep An Eye On Nigeria's roster for the prestigious U17 World Cup set to kick off in Brazil this month has been unveiled and we have picked out five of the Golden Eaglets worth keeping an eye on thus,

Samson Tijani: The talented midfielder is viewed as the leader of the team and his performances in the field if play has backed his quality.

The Collins Edwin Sports Club wonderkid won the Golden Ball award as the Most Valuable Player of the WAFU-UFOA Zone B qualifiers during the 2019 Africa U17 Cup of Nations, and is expected to shine even more in Brazil.

Tijani views Super Eagles legend Mikel Obi as his role model and positional awareness and accurate passing are some of his skillsets.

Akinkunmi Amoo: Another of the midfielders expected to lit up the tournament is undoubtedly Amoo.

Dubbed 'Little Messi' by his teammates, he stood out at the U17 zonal qualifiers with his eye-catching dribbling and knack for goals and it will be interesting to see how he performs against the world's best youth teams.

Wisdom Ubani: The Giant Brillers FC striker will be tasked with creating or producing the goals for his team during their adventure in Brazil and you can bank on him to deliver just that.

During the 2019 U17 Africa Cup of Nations, he was the team's standout player, scoring three goals during the course of the tournament and his ability to hit really stunning free kicks is another trick in his armory.

Olakunle Olusegun: Olakunle is regarded as the team's most talented marksman and he won the top scorer award at the regional qualifiers.

The ABS FC ace is in a rude form going into the tournament, having found the net in each of the Golden Eaglets tune up games, versus Sao Paulo and South Korea respectively.

You will expect him to emerge with credit as regards goal scoring from the upcoming competition.

Daniel Jinadu: The West Ham goalkeeper might not be his team's first choice between the sticks but expect him to emerge with distinction should he get any playing time in Brazil.

He was regarded as one of the most talented teenage goaltenders in English football before he pledged his allegiance with Nigeria.

Emmanuel Chinaza