Abuja - The Flying Eagles will face Abuja Football College
in another tune-up match on Wednesday morning at the FIFA Goal Project in
The match will kick off at 7.30am local time.
Flying Eagles coach Manu Garba is hoping the football
academy now famous for producing the likes of Dele Alampasu and Abdullahi Alfa
will give his team a good test as they build up for next month’s 2015 African
Youth Championship qualifier against either Kenya or Tanzania.
The winners of the first round AYC qualifier between Kenya
and Tanzania will be decided this weekend after both teams played out a
goalless draw in the first leg in Kenya a fortnight ago.
The Flying Eagles, who had no break for the Easter holidays,
trained on Monday morning at the Abuja National Stadium practice pitch and on
Cheering news for the Nigeria U20s was that Manchester City
midfielder Chidiebere Nwakali kicked a football for the first time since he
joined the team to show he has fully recovered from a knee injury.
However, Bernard Bulbwa, Chidera Eze and Ahmed Umar are
still trying to recover from various injuries.
Bulbwa is nursing a groin injury, Eze has a hamstring strain
and Ahmed Umar is suffering from a knee complaint.
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