Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Flying Eagles Train in Faro, Qatar

Nigeria U20s will train in Faro, Portugal, as well as in Qatar ahead of the defence of the AYC title in Algeria in March.

Spokesman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, disclosed Tuesday in Abuja that the Flying Eagles training will be in three phases.

They are expected to open camp in Abuja next month during which they will play an international friendly before they fly out to faro, Portugal, for more training.

They are also scheduled to train in Qatar because it has a similar weather to that of Algeria.

The Flying Eagles are drawn in Group B of the eight-nation tournament, which begins on March 16. Their first round opponents are DR Congo, Gabon and Mali.

The semi-finalists will qualify for the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey.

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