Meet Nigeria’s Full Squad for the FIFA U17 World Cup 1993 in Japan

In 1993, the FIFA U17 World Cup held in Japan saw a remarkable lineup from Nigeria, showcasing talent from across the country’s top football clubs. Here’s a glance at the squad that represented Nigeria, aiming to capture the hearts of football fans worldwide.

Team Captain:

Wilson Oruma, an influential midfielder from Bendel Insurance, led the team with determination and skill.


Karibe Ojigwe brought his defensive prowess from Enyimba, Aba, alongside Emeka Nnadi from Addo Babes, and Mobi Oparaku of Iwuanyanwu Nat. Celestine Babayaro from Ranchers Bees Kaduna and Destiny Achoja of Pedro Stars, Sapele, also fortified the team’s defense.


Blessing Anyanwu and Emmanuel Okhenebo from Enyimba and Ugbowo Bombers, Benin respectively, controlled the midfield area, along with Eze Ezechukwu from Youth Club, Owerri, and Teslim Fatusi from Stores, Lagos.


Peter Anosike of Julius Berger Lagos and Kanu Nwankwo from Iwuanyanwu, Owerri, led the attacking line. Their agility and sharp shooting skills were crucial for the team’s offensive strategy.

Supporting Squad:

The team also included skilled players like Festus Okougha, Emmanuel Babayaro from JIB Rocks, Jos, Sunday Adole from Ranchers Bees, Kaduna, and Sambo Choji of Greater Tomorrow, Jos. Ibrahim Babangida and Manga Mohammed both from Stores, Lagos, added depth to the team.


Elokah Asokuh and Abiodun Ogbebor from Addo Babes provided security between the posts, ensuring the team’s defense was impenetrable.


Festus Odini and Charles Okonedo from VIP Lagos and Bendel Insurance, Benin, respectively, were ready to step in whenever needed.


The team was expertly guided by Coach Fanny Ikhaero Amun, whose strategic acumen was pivotal in navigating the challenges of a world cup tournament.


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