Nigeria’s Flying Eagles set for Bujumbura battle

Written By Aisha John-Mark with Agency report

A delegation of the Nigeria’s U-20 Flying Eagles is in Bujumbura ahead of Saturday’s 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Young Swallows of Burundi.

A team of 18 players and 11 officials landed in Burundi on Thursday afternoon and was received by officials of the Nigeria Embassy led by 2nd Secretary, Chrisantus Daniel and Counsellor Dennis Chukwueze. There were also officials of the Burundi Football Federation.

Coach Emmanuel Amuneke has spoken about the determination of his team to do Nigeria proud on Saturday. The match is scheduled for the artificial turf of Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium from 3pm Burundi time (2pm Nigeria time).

The winner on aggregate will qualify for the final round of qualifying for the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations to be held in Zambia.

The Flying Eagles won as many friendly games during their preparation for the games against Burundi.