Flying Eagles To Play Rwanda
Posted: Jul 15, 2012
Ahead Of AYC Qualifier
Rwanda have lined up an exhibition game against Nigeria’s U-20 side, the Flying Eagles ahead of their 2013 African Youth Championship qualifier against Mali.
The game will be played in Kigali on July 24 few days before the Junior Wasps line up against the Malians who are bookmakers favourite to progress to the final round of the qualifier.
African Champions Nigeria under John Obuh,the man who led them to winnig the title last year in South Africa are scheduled to lock horns with Tanzania, July 29 in Dar es Salam and are expected to stop by in Kigali for the game, which will help them in fine tuning strategies ahead of the game against the Ngorogoro Stars.
Nigeria recently edged out the Rwanda senior national side from the South Africa 2013 African Cup of Nations campaign, pipping them 2-0 on aggregate.The West Africans earlier planned friendly against next door neighbours Benin Republic was called off at the instance of the Beninoise FA, instead they face local side, Abubakar Bukola Saraki Babes at the Ilorin Township Stadium today.
The Tanzania Football Federation confirmed that the match between the Ngorogoro Stars and the Flying Eagles in Dar es Salaam will be played on natural grass pitch.They have also tested their might against Rwanda in friendly match and another between the two countries is scheduled for Monday in Kigali.
Seven teams will qualify to join hosts Algeria for the 2013 Africa Youth Championships finals tournament from where the best four qualify for the World U-20 Championships scheduled for June 2013 in Turkey.
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