The Golden Eaglets are among the six top seeds for today’s draw for the 2019 U17 World Cup along with hosts Brazil, Mexico, Spain, France and Japan.
This means the Eagles, who finished fourth at the U17 AFCON in Tanzania earlier this year will head one of the first round groups.
Africa’s other flag bearers are Cameroon, Angola and Senegal.
The tournament will kick off on October 26.
Former Nigeria star Celestine Babayaro will also grace the draw as a FIFA Legend, along with Brazil’s Sonny Anderson.
He was part of the squad who won the 1993 U17 World Cup in Japan along with Nwankwo Kanu and Wilson Oruma.
He will go on to feature for several top clubs in Europe including Anderlecht, Chelsea and Newcastle United.