The Flying Eagles yesterday arrived in Dar-es-Salaam for their first leg of African Youth Championship (AYC) qualifier match against their Tanzania counterparts.
The Media Officer of the team, Sam Audu, made the disclosure in a statement in Abuja.
The team which have been training at the National Stadium, Lagos ahead of the match, left the country on Wednesday morning aboard an Ethiopian airline aircraft.
The match is scheduled for Sunday at the 60,000-capacity National Stadium in Dar-es-Salaam.
“The Nigeria U-20 team was received by officials of the Nigeria embassy as well as Tanzania Football Federation.
“The team have been booked into a three-star Sapphire Court Hotel in downtown Dar-es-Salaam and will train by match time, which is 4 pm local time and 2 pm Nigerian time on Sunday,” it said.
The statement said that the hotel was also hosting the Somalia basketball team who are featuring in an East and Central African championship.
It said that hosts were leaving nothing to chance to defeat Nigeria to create an upset in the qualifying matches.
“The Ngonrongoro Heroes are desperate for firepower after they failed to score both at home and away in the previous qualifier against neighbour Kenya,” the statement said.
The return leg of the match will take place in Nigeria in two weeks.