The Flying Eagles training camp initially scheduled to start in Abuja on Monday, February 26 has been shifted to next month.
The head coach of Nigeria’s U20 team Paul Aigbogun had earlier invited 28 players to camp as preparation hots up for the AFCON U20 qualifiers this year but that training camp has now been moved to March 2018.
According to a report from naijafootballplus, Aigbogun and his coaching crew met with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical and Development Committee in Abuja on Monday to reach the aforementioned decision.
A close source to the team while confirming the new development said: “The training expected to resume this week has been suspended and postponed till next month. The coaches met with the NFF Technical Committee yesterday in Abuja and all parties held a successful discussion on the team preparation.”
“The team have been drawn-bye in the first round of the qualifiers, it was decided in the meeting that the coaches should spend more time to scout for more quality players.” he concluded.
Nigeria have been drawn bye in the first round of the qualifiers and will now face the winner of the tie between Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone in the second round of the qualifiers in May.
The team will now start camping and preparation for the qualifiers on March 4, 2018.