Ejaria Set For Emotional Meeting With Manu Garba, Named In England U20 Squad To Face NigeriaLiverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria is set to face the Nigeria team at the Continental Cup 2016 scheduled to take place in South Korea next week.
The former Golden Eaglets trainee is among the five players of Nigerian descent named in the England U20 squad by interim head coach Paul Williams, the others being Fikayo Tomori, Josh Onomah, Ademola Lookman and Dominic Solanke.
England begin their campaign at the tourney with a game against the Manu Garba-led U19 team on November 9 at the Suwon World Cup Stadium, before facing hosts South Korea and Iran.
Ahead of the tournament, Coach Manu Garba has started running the rule over twenty five players in Abuja.
The ex-Nigeria U17 coach declared Ejaria surplus to requirements after training with the squad in the summer of 2013 before they won the World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Grimsby Town, loan from Manchester United), Luke Southwood (Reading), Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United)
Defenders: Jake Clarke-Salter (Bristol Rovers, loan from Chelsea), Callum Connolly (Everton), Dael Fry (Rotherham United, loan from Middlesbrough), Jonjoe Kenny (Everton), Tafari Moore (FC Utrecht, loan from Arsenal), Taylor Moore (Bristol City), Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea), Axel Tuanzebe (Manchester United), Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur)
Midfielders: Kieran Dowell (Everton), Ovie Ejaria (Liverpool), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), Joshua Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur), Louis Reed (Sheffield United)
Forwards: Adam Armstrong (Barnsley, loan from Newcastle United), Isaiah Brown (Rotherham United, loan from Chelsea), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Harrison Chapman (Sheffield United, loan from Middlesbrough), Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic), Patrick Roberts (Celtic, loan from Manchester City), Dominic Solanke (Chelsea)