Seven-time African champions, Flying Eagles of Nigeria will tackle their Zambian counterparts in two pleasant video games within the Nigerian capital metropolis as a part of preparations for this 12 months’s Africa U20 Cup of Nations.
The tour has been consummated following a request letter from the Nigeria Soccer Federation on 13th January, and which met with the prepared acceptance of the Soccer Affiliation of Zambia.
By way of a letter dated 14th January 2023, Adrian Kashala, FAZ’s Normal Secretary, stated the Zambia football-ruling physique was agreeable to the proposal. The proposal for the tour consists of FAZ flying the Junior Chipolopolo to Nigeria whereas the NFF will bear the price of lodging, feeding and different logistics for the Zambia delegation.
The 2 matches will happen on Friday, 27th January and Monday, 30th January 2023 respectively.
Free-scoring Flying Eagles have scored a complete of 10 targets in two pleasant video games since resuming camp after the yuletide interval – the newest being a 5-1 mauling of Galadima FC in Abuja on Wednesday.
Champions of the WAFU B U20 Championship held in Niger Republic in Might 2022, the Flying Eagles have been drawn to play hosts Egypt, Senegal and Mozambique in Group A of the Africa U20 Cup of Nations happening 19th February – 11th March this 12 months.
Zambia, champions of the 2017 Africa U20 Cup of Nations which they hosted, reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA U20 World Cup in Korea Republic the identical 12 months, earlier than dropping to Italy after additional time in Suwon.
In Egypt, Zambia will likely be up towards Tunisia, Benin Republic and The Gambia in Group C, whereas Uganda, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Congo battle issues out in Group B.
All 4 semi-finalists in Egypt will qualify to signify Africa on the 23rd FIFA U20 World Cup finals slated for Indonesia 20th Might -11 June this 12 months.
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