Flying Eagles in Calabar ahead of Burundi Clash

Nigeria’s U-20 football team are in Cala­bar, the Cross River State capital as they return to the front burner of interna­tional football action.

Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke led his team to Calabar to intensi­fy preparations for week­end’s 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Young Swallows of Burundi.

The Cross River State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Asu Okang, received the team comprising of 25 players and 10 officials at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport.

Calabar is hosting the return leg match this Saturday, which should be a soft session for the African champions, who pipped the Young Swal­lows 1-0 in Bujumbura two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup bronze ball winner Samuel Chukwueze has continued in fine form in friendly matches ahead of the clash, causing serious havoc to opposition de­fence –lines.


Aisha JM