Scouts are preparing their materials, pundits and analysts are getting ready as all attention will be shifted to the upcoming U20 World Cup which is set to begin in few weeks’ time.
The tournament is known for producing top quality players, and this is one major reason why European clubs often send their representatives (scouts) to the competition to source for new players.
Having said that, Sports&study.org takes a look at Nigeria’s provisional squad for the tournament, and comes up with top three home-based players who could entice European Scots during the competition.
Ikouwem Udo Utin
The Enyimba fullback has seen his career improve in recent years and he will definitely want to use this tournament as an opportunity to take his career out of Nigeria’s shores.
His experience with the CHAN Eagles team and Enyimba will definitely help him put up a fine display in Poland.
The centre-back was a standout star during AFCON U20 tournament in Niger earlier in the year.
His performance with Enyimba this season earned him a spot in Gernot Rohr’s team against Seychelles in March, though, he wasn’t utilized by the Super Eagles gaffer.
Should he repeat another awesome display in Poland, Ozornwafor will no doubt be one of the Flying Eagles players who will be recommended by European scouts.
The 19-year-old Oasis FC goalie will be happy that Germany-born youngster Maduka Okoye was surprisingly left out of the squad by Aigbogun.
This means he will retain his place as the team’s first-choice goalkeeper which will provide a better template for him to showcase his quality.
Just as Ozornwafor, Oremade was an inspirational figure for Aigbogun’s side in Niger as his breath-taking saves helped the team qualify for the World Cup.