AFCON U20 Qualifier: Aigbogun optimistic as Flying Eagles depart Nigeria


Nigeria U20 national team, Flying Eagles, will depart Abuja on Thursday morning to honour their 2019 AFCON U20 qualifier against Mauritania this weekend, reports.

Despite the ongoing crisis that rocks the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) leadership status, the Flying Eagles are scheduled to face Mauritania in the final round of the qualifiers for the AFCON U20 tournament slated for Niger Republic next year.

The travelling contingent is made up of 18 players, coaching crew and backroom staff of the team.

“We are ready for the game and the players are in good shape to fight and compete for a positive result,” Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun said to

“We hope to sustain the momentum we had in our previous games against Guinea Bissau and the team is aware of the task ahead. We need to fight and put smiles on the faces of Nigerians.

“It won’t be easy, Mauritania have got a decent team, compact and energetic. We have a lot to battle in the game but I am optimistic we’ll come out top in the game.”

The team will travel out of Abuja via Air Cote D’Ivoire and they are expected to arrive Mauritania on Friday. The game will hold on Saturday.

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