Quite a number of indigenous and dual nationality foreign-based youth professionals are now being looked up to to add concrete and steel to the Flying Eagles at next month’s U20 AFCON in Egypt.
For instance, much will be expected of Albania-based defensive midfielder Hamzat Basit Ojediran who has U-17 Golden Eaglets world cup experience to boot.
UK-based winger Thompson Ishaka is also not lagging behind in fighting tooth and claws for his place in the plane to Egypt.
Sweden-based central defender Abel Ogwuche, 19, is another player knocking hard on the Flying Eagles door as he hopes to be a promontory that keeps opposing attackers at bay for Nigeria.
Much has already been written and said about Norwich City U21 striker Kenny Coker as he (reportedly) continues to impress with his all-action style, while Turkey-based defender Michael Ologo is widely expected to bring his experience in the Turkish Super Lig to bear on the Flying Eagles back four.
In the Wafu Cup triumph last year, Bosso's boys only paraded one foreign based players. That number is definitely set to swell in the Under 20 Afcon next month in Egypt.