Flying Eagles Face Saudi Arabia In Friendly Ahead U-20 AFCON

Flying Eagles Face Saudi Arabia In Friendly Ahead U-20 AFCON

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will face their Saudi Arabian counterparts in an international friendly on  January 22 in Jeddah, reportsCompletesports.com.

The game is expected to prepare the team ahead of next month’s  U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger Republic.

Nigeria will face host nation Niger, South Africa and Burundi in Group A.
Team Administrator, Aliyu Ibrahim Lawal told thenff.com that arrangements were in top gear for the seven-time African champions to fly out of Nigeria this weekend for the friendly match.

Tuesday’s match will rekindle memories of the opening match of the 1989 FIFA U-20 World Cup in which the Flying Eagles came from behind to defeat the Saudis 2-1 inside the King Fahd International Stadium on 16th February 1989.

In that match, Al Suraiti got the Saudis in front after 16 minutes but Mutiu Adepoju and Christopher Ohenhen got second-half goals that earned Nigeria three precious points. 

The Flying Eagles eventually finished the tournament as runners-up, after losing the final match 0-2 to Portugal.

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  • olabode Samuel 5 years ago

    Please help us to remand the NFF that the Golden Eaglets need to start their camping exercise now. The time is going. April 14 2019 is very near and preparation in the case of U17 requires more time to educate the kid on the rudimentary of what is required of them and to enhance cohesion and understanding within the team. The Coaches need time to implement their tactics.. The time for the preparation is now Nigeria Football Fed ration President answer the cry of the coaches.

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