Nigeria's Flying Eagles off to Portugal


Nigeria’s U20 national team, the Flying Eagles head to Faro, Portugal for a 16-day training camp ahead of the World Youth Championships starting in Colombia at the end of July.

The team will travel from Port Harcourt, Nigeria through Paris and Lisbon.

After spending 16 days in Faro fine-tuning strategies and tactics for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the Sam John Obuh-led squad will depart for Panama, for a four-nation tournament, before flying to Colombia for the finals.

NFF’s Acting General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu confirmed on Tuesday that the Flying Eagles will trade tackles with the Portugal U-20 team in Lisbon on July 13.

A number of friendly matches have also been lined up for the reigning African champions, who reached the Final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup competition in 1989 and 2005.

The team has been in Port Harcourt for the past few weeks intensifying its training programme ahead of the competition.

Officials confirmed on Tuesday that the delegation will be made up of 24 players and 10 officials, with the remaining five players to join the team later.

The Nigeria Football Federation will submit to FIFA a final list of 21 players for the World Cup next week Friday.

PLAYERS: Danjuma Paul, Uche Nwofor, Chidi Osuchukwu, Olanrewaju Kayode, Edafe Egbedi, Ganiu Ogungbe, Ramon Azeez, Stanley Okoro, Philemon Daniel, Abdul Jeleel Ajagun, Terry Envoh, Mohammed Aliyu, Gideon Gambo, Terna Suswan, Ahmed Musa, Gbenga Arokoyo, Emmanuel Anyanwu, Kelly Godwin, Jamiu Alimi, Omoh Ojabu, Kazim Yekini, Felix Udoh, Sani Tahir, Bright Ejike, Kenneth Omeruo, Sani Emmanuel, Eddy Onazi, Seyi Adeleke, Chimezie Mbah

OFFICIALS: Sam John Obuh (Head Coach), Samuel Abimbola (Asst. Coach), Maidajin Yakubu (Asst. Coach), Suleiman Shuaibu (Goalkeepers’ Trainer), Abdulrahaman Ozi (Team Doctor), Nnaemeka Anozie (Physiotherapist), Sirajo Hassan (Team Secretary), Labaran Akawu (Equipment Manager), Samm Audu (Media Officer), Ahmed Abdul (Coordinator)
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