Vanguard (Lagos)

27 February 2013

Nigeria: AYC - Flying Eagles Tackle Tunisia

Nigeria's national under 20 football team, the Flying Eagles, will play against its Tunisia counterpart as well as Esperance football club of Tunis this week in continuation of its preparations for the 2013 African Youth Championship (AYC), to be played in Algeria 16-30 March.

The Flying Eagles, who are the African Champions, will take on Tunisia at the Esperance training ground in the capital city of Tunis Thursday, and will battle the club three days later at the same venue, the private Nation newspaper reported Monday.

More friendlies have been lined up for the Nigerian team before its departure for the tournament.

Last week, the Flying Eagles played two friendlies against their Egyptian counterparts in the capital city of Cairo, winning one (3-1) and drawing the other (0-0).

At the 2013 AYC, Nigeria is in group B with Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon.

Group A has host Algeria, Benin, Egypt and Ghana.

The semi-finalists at the tournament will represent Africa at the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, from 21 June to 13 July.

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