Nigeria’s U20 national football team, Flying Eagles will depart Nigeria today Saturday for their FIFA U20 World Cup training camp in Germany.
Nigeria qualified for the World Cup in February after finishing 4th in the U20 African Nations Cup (AFCON) hosted by Niger Republic.
The team have been engaging in friendlies with clubs in the country and according to one of the team’s official, they’ve been able to prove themselves.
“They’ve been able to prove a few things and they’ve had about three or four friendly matches and they’ve won.
“We wanted to play some of the top clubs in the country but because of the nature of the Abridged League for the NPFL, we could not secure such matches but then, there have been matches lined up for them during their training tour,” he pointed out.
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will spend close to a month in Hamburg, Germany where their camp is located and will from there execute a couple of friendly matches.
“They’ll be in Germany for 20-25 days where they’ll play about three to four tested matches. It has been arranged,” the official stated.
The team is expected to fly out of the country via Lufthansa Airline later today and had their final training at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja on Friday morning.
Head coach Paul Aigbogun will only join up with the squad from London while Assistant Coaches – Abdu Maikaba of Plateau United and Bala Abubakar of Kwara United – are expected to join the squad next week as they try to steer their clubs to safety in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
The FIFA U20 World Cup is scheduled to start on May 23rd in Poland and Nigeria has been drawn alongside Ukraine, Qatar and the United State of America.