Kaduna - Nigeria U20s, the Flying Eagles, arrived Kaduna Sunday afternoon after a short bus ride from Abuja, and trained on Monday ahead of a final 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC) qualifier against Lesotho this weekend.
The squad of 25 players were led by coach Manu Garba.
They are putting up at the African Continental Hotel in Kaduna, just as they did when they hosted Tanzania in the previous round of the AYC qualifiers.
The Flying Eagles began training on Monday at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, where the qualifier against Lesotho will be played on Saturday.
The return leg match will be played a fortnight later in Maseru with the overall winners advancing to the 2015 AYC in Senegal in March.
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Lesotho are expected later in the week in Kaduna.
“We are very much at home in Kaduna after we thrashed Tanzania 4-1 in the previous round,” said defender Zaharadeen Bello.
“And we hope to again prove how much at home we are here with another convincing victory against Lesotho on Saturday.”
Senegalese referees have been appointed for the match.
In the meantime, midfielder Abdullahi Alfa is expected to join the squad on Monday after undergoing trials in Norway.
He is the only player on the 25-man squad named at the weekend who is yet to be in Kaduna.
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