Abuja - The Flying Eagles will
face amateur club, Lugbe United in a test game on Thursday morning to prepare
for next week’s matches against Morocco.
Team co-ordinator, Sule Abubakar
said that the test game will be played at the Area 3 sports ground in Abuja by
“It will be a good opportunity to
test our readiness for the matches in Morocco,” he said.
The Flying Eagles are expected to
depart Abuja Saturday for Lagos for the early morning flight to Morocco on
The Nigeria U20 team will play
two matches against their Moroccan counterparts on April 9 and 11.
In the meantime, former Golden
Eaglets skipper Musa Muhammed is expected from Turkish club, Besiktas on
Thursday, while Chidera Eze from Portuguese champions, FC Porto is due to join
the team on Saturday.
Team secretary Ali Auwal Ibrahim
said English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have cleared Musa Yahaya to
join the country’s youth team.
Yahaya has since joined the team
as a result.
Kenya will host Tanzania in a
2015 African Youth Championship qualifier this weekend in Nairobi with the
overall winners facing Nigeria in early May in continuation of the qualifying
Like the Flying Eagles, Morocco
have been drawn bye to the second round, where they will slug it out with the
winners of the match between Togo and Equatorial Guinea.
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