Lagos - The Flying Eagles have begun training in at the
Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos ahead of a fixture against Sudan.
The Nigeria’s U20 delegation landed at the domestic wing of
the Murtala Muhammed Airport around 10.30am on Monday for the final leg of
their 2017 Africa U20 Cup of Nations qualifying fixture with Sudan, coming up
at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Saturday.
A 35-man delegation comprising of 28 players and seven
officials got their first taste of Lagos hospitality from the VIP reception
after which they were cheered by some passengers at the airport lobby.
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The team was later driven in a convoy to its hotel
accommodation in Surulere, and had lunch before the first training session that
lasted two hours at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Coach Emmanuel Amuneke later addressed the players advising
them to remain focused and dedicated to the task ahead.
He warned them not to be complacent against their visitors
on Saturday, stressing that the fixture is not won until after the second leg
has been played.
News24 reported in
April that Amuneke fielded eight members of the Chile 2015 U-17 World Cup
winners as his boys ran away 4-1 winners over Sia-One Academy in a friendly
match at the FIFA Goal Project, Abuja.For
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