The Flying Eagles, Nigeria’s nationwide under-20 team, will face their Saudi Arabian counterparts in a world pleasant on Jan. 22 in Jeddah.
Aliyu Ibrahim, the Flying Eagles’ Team Administrator, stated on Tuesday in Abuja the match was designed to toughen the team forward of subsequent month’s Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stories that Nigeria will contest in Group A of the competitors against host nation Niger Republic, South Africa and Burundi.
“Arrangements are in prime gear for the seven-times African champions to fly out of Nigeria this weekend for the game in Jeddah,’’ Ibrahim stated.
Tuesday’s match will rekindle recollections of the opening match of the 1989 FIFA Under-20 World Cup finals in Saudi Arabia on Feb. 16.
The Flying Eagles got here from behind to defeat the Saudis 2-1 contained in the King Fahd International Stadium.
In that match, Al Suraiti acquired the Saudis in entrance after 16 minutes however Mutiu Adepoju and Christopher Ohenhen acquired second half goals which earned Nigeria three valuable factors.
The Flying Eagles finally completed the event as runners-up, after dropping the final match 0-2 to Portugal.
Team head coach Paul Aigbogun is expected to journey to Jeddah with the squad he can be taking to Niger Republic for the Under-20 AFCON.