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U-20 AFCON Qualifiers: Aremu Eager To Help Flying Eagles Go Past Mauritania

U-20 AFCON Qualifiers: Aremu Eager To Help Flying Eagles Go Past Mauritania

By Johnny Edward:
IK Start midfielder, Afeez Aremu hopes his inclusion in the Flying Eagles squad for Saturday’s U-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mauritania in Lagos ends in a victory for the seven time champions, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The Flying Eagles were forced to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the final qualifying fixture in Nouakchott and the former Akwa United star admits it’s time to finish off the job at the Agege Stadium Lagos.


“We are in a delicate position and we are well aware of that,” Aremu told Completesportsnigeria.com at the team’s Pearlwort Hotel camp in Ikeja.

“We need to win and ensure qualification and I pray my inclusion brings that to the team.”

The Flying Eagles’ lodged at the Pearlwort Hotel camp in Ikeja and have been training at the Agege Stadium since returning from Nouakchott last Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Egyptian officials to take charge of the match, with Mahmoud Zakaria Mohamed El Banna as the Centre Referee.

El Banna will work with compatriots Ahmed Taha Hossam (Assistant Referee 1), Hany Abdelfattah Mahmoud Elsnadidy (Assistant Referee 2) and Ahmed Mahrous Mahmoud Ahmed Hassan ElGhandour (Reserve Referee).

Mr. Sallieu Kamara from Sierra Leone will serve as match commissioner.

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  • How can this old man be playing under 20, this is part of the problem in NIGERIA football. 
    Afeezr Aremu who’s played for so many years in the Nigeria league and just managed to get a Swedish club is being invited for a tournament that he’s 10yrs about.
     Let’s join hands together to get rid of this odious rot in our system. IT’S very disturbing. Our football can’t get anywhere with falsehood and age cheat.

    Today where are the members of under 20 silver winning team in HOlland,only MIKEL is the surviving member of the team today,13yrs after 

  • ako amadi 5 years ago

    If you’re sure Aremu is over-age, please do Nigeria a great service by providing evidence and reporting the matter to CAF and FIFA. Too much speculative gossip, and the desire to damage others is a problem in Nigeria.

  • kunle 5 years ago

    Black men learn to say I don’t know or am not sure. Not every thought one suppose to utter. Is Aremu your family? You can even suggest for caf and fifa to start using mri for u20 but for you to take things personal and attacking people unnecessarily is very wrong.

  • Mykel 5 years ago

    aremu is way older than this tournament. we can’t continue like this. just like the case of Stanley okoro I met in owerri in 2009 as an established player of iwuanyanwu National player and as an adult of about 28/30 years then. He sat at ukwu mango, a local food eatry where we all went to eat and they were talking about a champions league game with a club.i admired his style if play cos he is a good player but I was shocked to see him play as a 16 year old with Kenneth omeruo in an under 17 championship .honestly we can’t continue like this