Flying Eagles coach, John Obuh
The Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos will host the international friendly match between the U-20 Men’s Team of Nigeria, known as Flying Eagles, and their counterparts from Benin Republic, on
Sunday, July 15.
Officials confirmed on Thursday that the match, meant to prepare both teams for the upcoming 2013 African Youth Championship qualifiers, has now been moved to Sunday and will attract gate fees of N200 for popular side and N300 for covered stands.
Head Coach, Sam John Obuh is expected to lead his boys into Nigeria’s commercial and industrial capital on Friday ahead of the game, which would be the team’s first big game since a poor outing at the Cape Town International Challenge in South Africa at the end of May.
The Beninoise team is expected to arrive in Lagos on Friday evening.
Obuh’s wards take on the Junior Taifa Stars of Tanzania in Dar es Salaam on July 28 in the first leg of the 2013 African Youth Championship qualifying fixture, with the return leg in Nigeria on
On their part, the Beninoise have to contend with 2009 world champions, Black Satellites of Ghana in their qualification fixture.