Madrid - Spanish La Liga club, Granada are yet to confirm when they will release Flying Eagles striker, Isaac Success for a training camp ahead of African Youth Championship qualifier in May.
“We are still waiting a confirmation from Granada for the player,” said team secretary Aliyu Auwal Ibrahim. Also, there has been no feedback on the availability of goalkeeper Dele Alampasu, who has been on trials at Belgian club Genk.
Unconfirmed reports had suggested the Abuja College goalkeeper may have suffered a long-term injury while on trials in Belgium. The Flying Eagles rounded up their training for Wednesday’s friendly against their Moroccan counterparts Tuesday morning.
Set plays were emphasised during the one and a half hour workout on a warm and sunny day.
Ifeanyi Matthew, Musa Yahaya and Alhassan Ibrahim aka ‘Mu-azam’ proved to be great free kick specialists as they bent their kicks past goalkeeper Emeka Nwabulu.
‘Mu-azam’ will win a $100 bet with assistant coach Nduka Ugbade, when he curled his effort round a packed defensive wall for his second goal in the interesting exercise.
Morocco U20s will line up a wholly home-based side with several players from last year’s African U17 team promoted, same as the current Flying Eagles.
The Flying Eagles will depart their training base outside Casablanca immediately after breakfast on Wednesday for Rabat, where the match will be played.
The match will kick off at 4pm local time, which is same time with Nigeria.