The Egypt-bound Nigeria Flying Eagles and Zambia U20 teams will meet in a prestigious fixture at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium on Friday night, in what promises to be a fierce encounter with both gearing up for the U20 Africa Cup of Nations which it will kick off in the North African nation. in a fortnight.
A 35-man delegation from the 2017 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations champions landed at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Thursday afternoon, aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa. The delegation included 23 players and 12 officials.
They will face the Flying Eagles, seven times African champions, in the main bowl at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium starting at 4pm on Friday.
Champions of the WAFU B Under-20 Championship held in the Republic of Niger in May 2022, the Flying Eagles have been drawn to play hosts Egypt, Senegal and Mozambique in Group A of the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations which will take place from February 18 to March 12 of this year.
Zambia won the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations which it hosted, and then reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea Republic the same year, before losing to Italy after extra time in Suwon.
In Egypt, Zambia will face Tunisia, the Republic of Benin and the Gambia in Pool C, while Uganda, the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Congo will meet in Pool B.
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