Flying Eagles coach, John Obuh
The U-20 Men’s National Team and U-20 Women’s National Team will fly out of Nigeria on Monday for international friendly games packaged by the Nigeria Football Federation to toughen both teams for upcoming challenges.
Sam John Obuh’s Flying Eagles will fly out of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos aboard RwandAir Airline on Monday afternoon to Kigali, where they engage the Young Amavubi in a friendly on Tuesday ahead of the 2013 African Youth Championship qualifying match against the Junior Taifa Stars of Tanzania in Dar es Salaam on Sunday, July 29.
The Young Amavubi will also use the match to prepare for their 2013 African Youth Championship qualifying game at home to the Junior Eagles of Mali on the same weekend.
Edwin Okon’s Falconets, warming up for their participation in next month’s 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals in Japan, fly out to Accra on Monday afternoon to play the Black Princesses of Ghana in two friendly games on Tuesday and Thursday next week.
The reigning world vice champions will return to the country on Friday, for some more friendlies with top Nigeria Women’s League teams, before flying out to Korea Republic on August 1 for a two-week final training camp in Namhei, from where they fly into Japan for the World Cup on August 15, 2012.
NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu, said on Friday: “We believe these matches will help the two teams prepare hard for the challenges ahead. The Young Amavubi have beaten Tanzania in recent friendly matches and we are also aware of the strength of the Black Princesses, who will also be taking part in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals in Japan.”
While Nigeria’s Falconets play Brazil, Korea Republic and Italy in Group B of the World Cup, Ghana plays Germany, USA and China in Group D.