Nickname : Desert Hawks
How they qualified: beat Burundi 0-0, 1-0 ; beat Ethiopia 1-1, 1-0
Previous participations (1) : 2011 – third (beat Algeria 1-0 in third place match)
Head Coach : Zdravko Logarusić (Croatia)
Striker Victor Osimhen etched his name into football folklore at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile in 2015 when he broke the long-standing nine-goal scoring record and set a new 11-goal mark as Nigeria cruised to a record fifth title.
Holders Nigeria are through to the final round of the U-20 AFCON Zambia 2017 qualifiers after defeating Burundi 2-1 on Saturday in Calabar to complete a double over the latter.