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Flying Eagles hope for sunny Sunday

09 May 2014, 15:23Israel Ojoko

Dar es Salaam - The Flying Eagles will take on hosts Ngorongoro Heroes of Tanzania in a 2015 AYC qualifier on Sunday, while praying it does not rain on the day.

It has been raining for the past week in Dar es Salaam, but weather forecasts suggest it would be sunny on match day at the National Stadium.

The Flying Eagles have had a first feel of the National Stadium pitch, which has an even grass and is soft and muddy because of the rains.

“You have to add some power to the pass if not it could hold it back from its intended target,” said assistant coach Nduka Ugbade.

Tanzania U20 assistant coach, Mohamed Ayoub, was also at the Flying Eagles first training, but must have been hugely disappointed as the Nigeria U20s did not play a two-a-side game for him to pick up some key points about the visiting team.

The Flying Eagles, on the other hand, are armed with a comprehensive dossier on their opponents after NFF technical officer Rafiu Yusuf, who watched Tanzania hold hosts Kenya to a goalless draw last month.

The report said the Ngorongoro Heroes have a good and compact defence, but they are not great shooters in front of goal as they prefer to work the ball into the net.

It was also noted that they parade a creative midfield with some gifted players.

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