Abuja, Nigeria – (African Boulevard News) – The Nigerian U-20 flying eagles have arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, ahead of the 2019 U-20 World Cup. With excitement palpable in the air, the contingent comprised of 20 players and 10 officials departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Saturday night, ready for battle.
The U-20 World Cup is a highly anticipated event for fans and players alike, and promises to be an exciting battle of the best young football talents across the globe. The flying eagles have been drawn in Group D alongside Qatar, Ukraine, and the United States, and are looking to make a big impact at the tournament.
Upon arrival in Argentina, the team was welcomed by local officials and fans before heading to their hotel where they would rest and prepare for their first match against Qatar. The team’s coach, Paul Aigbogun, expressed his optimism for the tournament, saying, “We have prepared well for this competition and we are looking forward to a great performance.”
The flying eagles are no strangers to success, having won the U-20 world cup in 1983, a feat they are hoping to repeat this year. With a mix of experienced and young players, the team is determined to do their best and make their country proud.
The U-20 world cup is not just a display of football talent, but also an opportunity for players to showcase their skills to top clubs around the world. Nigerian football has always been a hotbed of young talent, and this tournament will provide an excellent platform for the likes of Kingsley Michael, Valentine Ozornwafor and Tom Dele-Bashiru to shine on the global stage.
As the flying eagles get ready to take on their opponents, the Nigerian Football Federation has called on fans to support the team both in spirit and financially. With limited funding available, the federation is appealing to Nigerians to support the team financially, to ensure they have the resources they need to compete.
As the tournament kicks off, all eyes are on the Nigerian U-20 flying eagles. Will they soar to new heights and bring home the trophy? Or will they falter under the pressure? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain – the flying eagles are ready for the challenge.