U-20 World Cup: Flying Eagles set for crucial tie against Ukraine

U-20 World Cup: Flying Eagles set for crucial tie against Ukraine

        After a below par outing against Team USA in Bielsko-Biala on Monday night, Nigeria’s U20 boys know they must earn a result against group leaders Ukraine at the same venue on Thursday to prolong their stay at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland. Goals by Sebastian Soto and a sterling performance by the entire USA squad condemned the seven –time African champions to a 2-0 defeat. They still have three points and two goals advantage from their defeat of Qatar in Tychy on Friday, but…

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Flying Eagles target another 3 points against USA

Flying Eagles target another 3 points against USA

Players and officials of Flying Eagles in a group picture with Nigerian Embassy officials after sumptuous Nigerian delicacies in the city of Bielsko-Biala, Poland on Saturday.     Another three points that will take them to the championship’s knockout stages is the objective of Nigeria’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles, as they confront Team USA in their second match of the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup on Monday evening. Venue is the 15,000 –capacity Bielsko-Biala Stadium in the city of the same name, a facility constructed on the site of an…

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Flying Eagles to know World Cup opponents today

Flying Eagles to know World Cup opponents today

          Nigeria’s U20 squad will know their group phase opponents at this summer’s FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland after the draw ceremony to be held inside the Gdynia Sports Arena, Poland today Sunday, February 24, 2019.   Already, the seven –time African champions have been slotted into Pot 2 of the draw, alongside African champions Mali, as well as New Zealand, Colombia, Korea Republic and Italy.   There will be six groups of four teams each at the 24 –nation championship, with the top…

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Flying Eagles Coach Aigbogun sets World Cup ticket, AFCON title targets

Flying Eagles Coach Aigbogun sets World Cup ticket, AFCON title targets

Head Coach Paul Aigbogun says his Flying Eagles team will take it one match at a time when the whistle goes for kick –off at the 21st Africa U20 Cup of Nations taking place in Niger Republic 2nd – 17thFebruary. The seven –time African champions tango with host nation Niger Republic, South Africa and Burundi in Group A of the competition, with only the two top –placed teams to progress to the semi finals and guaranteed automatic berths at this summer’s FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland. “We must first plan…

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Flying Eagles want to be in Poland says Aigbogun

Flying Eagles want to be in Poland says Aigbogun

      BY EDITOR   Head Coach Paul Aigbogun has declared the readiness of his Nigeria U20 squad to give their very best in all group phase matches at the Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic, in order to qualify to represent Africa at the FIFA U20 World Cup slated for Poland mid-year.   “It is a tournament we are going to approach with all seriousness. This team has a huge burden on it because of the previous performances of Nigeria at U20 level. Nigeria has won…

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U-20 AFCON: Flying Eagles team list out next week

U-20 AFCON: Flying Eagles team list out next week

  BY EDITOR   Head Coach Paul Aigbogun will name his final list of Flying Eagles for this year’s Africa U20 Cup of Nations early next week,thenff.com has learnt.   The seven –time African champions, who finished as runnervs-up at the WAFU U20 Cup Championship in Lome, Togo in December, have been in a training camp at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for more than two weeks.   Nigeria square up against hosts Niger Republic, South Africa and Burundi in Group A of the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations taking…

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