The official team of the tournament of the WAFU Zone B U17 tournament which was played in Cape Coast has been released.
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets were the eventual champions of the competition which automatically qualifies them for the 2023 CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria.
Five Golden Eaglets players namely goalkeeper Richard Udoh, fullbacks Emmanuel Michael and Yahaya Lawal, centre-back Jeremiah Olaleke and striker Abubakar Abdullahi have been selected for the official team of the tournament.
Udoh was outstanding for the majority of the competition with his calming presence between the sticks proving pivotal stability of the team.
Right-back Lawal performed excellently in the tournament whilst showing a very high technical level that belittles his young age.
A calm and bullish attitude earned the hard-nosed defender Olaleke a spot in the team of the tournament.
He never looked fazed by the occasion and is certainly one to watch for the future.
Free-kick specialist Michael scored three set-piece goals including a brace in a single match and certainly deserves his place in the team of the tournament with his mature performances.
Abdullahi scored three goals which includes a brace in the final that ensured Nigeria’s victory.
He showed his transitional and clinical qualities throughout the tournament.