The Nigeria U20 male national team aka Flying Eagles arrived Burundi on Thursday ahead of the Caf U20 Nations Cup qualifying clash with ...
On arrival, the team was received by officials of the Nigerian Embassy in Burundi led by the second secretary Chrisanthus Micheal and counselor officer Chukwueze Dennis. Also there to welcome the delegation were officials of the Burundian football Association.
Meanwhile, the Burundi Football Federation have announced that the gates of the Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium will be thrown open today for the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Flying Eagles of Nigeria.
The Burundi Football Federation are quite keen to get enough fans to cheer them to victory in the crucial home clash hence the decision to strike out match tickets.
Regardless of the plans by their hosts, Flying Eagles Coach Emmanuel Amuneke remains undaunted as he has spoken about the determination of his team to do Nigeria proud on Saturday.
The match is scheduled for the artificial turf of Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium from 3pm Burundi time (2pm Nigeria time).
The Flying Eagles rounded off their training on Friday and are now raring to go against the Burundi team which many say are a tricky side.
Both Nigeria and Burundi did not kick a ball in the first round, with reigning African champions Nigeria drawn bye while Burundi’s opponents, DR Congo, withdrew from the race.
The winner on aggregate will qualify for the final round of qualifying for the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations to be held in Zambia.