Nigeria U20 side Flying Eagles upbeat as they arrive in Ghana for friendlies

Nigeria U20s, the Flying Eagles, landed in Accra, Ghana, Friday evening ahead of two warm-up matches against their Ghanaian counterparts.

Both teams are preparing for next month’s African Youth Championship in Senegal.

The 22-man Flying Eagles squad flew into the Kotoka International Airport in Accra by 5pm local time, which is 6pm Nigerian time, from Lagos after a 45-minute flight.

NFF deputy secretary general Emmanuel Ikpeme is the leader of the Nigerian delegation to Ghana.

The team’s first test game against the Black Satellites is fixed for Monday, February 16, at the Accra Sports Stadium, while the second match has been fixed for Thursday at the Tema Sports Stadium.

The Tema Sports Stadium has an artificial pitch.
Kick-off time for both matches has been fixed for 3pm local time, which is 4pm Nigerian time.

The Flying Eagles are booked into the MPlaza Hotel.

They will have their first training by 3pm on Saturday at the Presec Park in Accra.

Referee Agbovi William will handle the first game, while the second match will be officiated by Cecil Fleicher.

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