A list of 30 has been released without pivotal players of the squad who helped lift the U17 AFCON for the team in Tanzania.
Best AFCON 2019 player Steve Mvoue is currently on tryouts at Toulouse, same with Lionel Wamba and Francois Bere. These 3 would only join the rest of the group in Antalya Turkey next month when the final U17 World Cup preparations would be completed.
1990 World Cup hero and AFCON U17 winning coach Thomas Libiih has shortlisted 30 junior Lions to begin camp from the 12th to the 31st of August 2019 in view for the U17 World Cup.
The competition kicks starts on the 26th of October, just a month and a couple of weeks for the final acquisition of 23 names to complete the run that started in Tanzania from April 14 -28.
Thomas Libiih has expertly injected some fresh blood in the squad with a couple of newcomers, while safeguarding some old guards like Manfred Ekoi to pass on the morals, core values and winning mentality to the newcomers.
List made public by coach Libiih ;
The 24 team competition founded 34 years back would be welcoming the junior Lions after 16 years of absence in the finals of the competition.