Golden Eaglets Coach Emmanuel Amuneke has reeled out a 25-man provisional World Cup squad even has the Nigeria U17 team get set to begin a two-week pre-World Cup training camp in Argentina.
Topping the list of players in the mix for a place in the Chile tournament is skipper Kelechi Nwakali who was part of the delegation that departed Abuja on Thursday for Buenos Aires.
Four players will be dropped before the Eaglets head to Chile where they are hoping for an unprecedented fifth U17 World Cup triumph.
Before making up his mind on his final list of players, Coach Amuneke will lead his team in a friendly game against the Argentina U17 team as well as the U20 team of either Boca Juniors or Racing.
The Golden Eaglets are drawn in Group A in Santiago along with hosts Chile, USA and Croatia.
Goalkeepers: Udoh Akpan, Benjamin Amos, Chiaha Chisom, Yunusa Abdullahi,
Defenders: John Lazarus, Halilu Lukman, Tochukwu Okoli, Ibe Tobechukwu, Ejike Ikwu, Samuel Opeh, Michael Edidiong Ndochukwu Anumudu
Midfielders: Kelechi Nwakali, Kingsley Michael, Taiwo Alimi, Joel Osikel, Agor Chukwudi, Chinedu Madueke
Strikers: Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, Ebere Osinachi, Orji Okonkwo, Gavi Thompson, Funsho Bamgboye, David Enogela