Flying Eagles set for Xmas holiday

The U-20 team will go on a week’s break from December 20 for the Christmas, officials have announced.

The Flying Eagles have been training in Kaduna ahead of next year’s African Youth Championship in Senegal and will resume the training camp also in Kaduna on December 27 only with invited players.

Foreign-based stars like Taiwo Awoniyi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Chidiebere Nwakali, Chidera Eze and Musa Yahaya are expected to join up with the squad thereafter.

In the meantime, the Flying Eagles will begin playing test matches at their Kaduna training base from Thursday.

Their first match will be against Jamba Academy of Kaduna and it will kick off by 7am at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.

They will play a second game on Saturday morning against Standard FC of Zaria at the same venue.

Another series of training matches are fixed for next week.

Each half of the test match will last an hour and be played by different set of players as the Flying Eagles continue to scout for fresh talent to boost the squad of next year’s AYC.

Training has been rigorous with hundreds of hopefuls trooping into the Ahmadu Bello Stadium on a daily basis.

 

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