Flying Eagles arrive Kaduna ahead of Lesotho clash

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flying-Eagles1-300x224 – The national U-20 team, Flying Eagles Sunday arrived in Kaduna from ahead of a final 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC) qualifier against Lesotho Aug. 16.

A by the team’ Officer, Samm Audu, said the squad of 25 players, led by Manu Garba arrived Sunday afternoon after a short bus ride from .

The also said that the team was putting up at the African Continental Hotel in Kaduna, where they had lodged when they hosted Tanzania in the previous round of the AYC qualifiers.

“The Flying Eagles will begin on Monday at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, where the qualifier against Lesotho will be played on Saturday,’’ the said.

The return leg will be played a fortnight in Maseru with the overall winners advancing to the 2015 AYC in Senegal in March. [eap_ad_2] It also said that Lesotho’ U-20 team was expected later in the week in Kaduna, adding that Senegalese referees had been for the .

It quoted Flying Eagles defender, Zaharadeen Bello, as saying that the team was very much at home in Kaduna.

“We are very much at home in Kaduna after we thrashed Tanzania 4-1 in the previous round.

“We hope to again prove how much at home we are here with another convincing against Lesotho on Saturday,” the statement said.

It also said that midfielder Abdullahi Alfa was expected to join the squad on Monday after undergoing trials in Norway.

“He is the only player on the 25-man squad named at the weekend who has yet to be in Kaduna,’’ it said. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]