Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will depart for the African Youth Championship in Senegal on today (Wednesday), officials have announced.
The Flying Eagles secretary Aliyu Ibrahim Awal disclosed that the team will fly out of Abuja via Lagos and Banjul, Gambia, to Dakar.
“We will leave Abuja Wednesday afternoon on our way to Dakar,” said the top team official.
The team will begin their 2015 AYC campaign on Sunday against hosts Senegal.
Kick-off time is 5.30 pm Nigerian time at the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor in Dakar.
They will also take on Congo March 11 and Cote d’Ivoire March 14.
The final group game against the Ivorians will be played at the Stade Caroline Faye in M’bour, which is a short bus ride from Dakar and the base for Group B.
The four semi-finalists at this tournament will represent Africa at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup to be staged in New Zealand from May.
Flying Eagles final AYC squad:
Goalkeepers: Joshua Enaholo, Sunday Alampasu, Olorunleke Ojo
Defenders: Musa Muhamed, Zaharadeen Bello, Izuchukwu Omego, Mustapha Abdullahi, Samuel Okon, Abdulganiyu Saheed
Midfielders:Ifeanyi Matthew, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Akinjide Idowu, Obinna Nwobodo, Bernard Bulbwa, Abdullahi Alfa
Strikers: Taiwo Awoniyi, Christian Pyagbara, Abdullahi Ibrahim Alhassan ‘Muazam’, Usman Hassan, Chidera Ezeh, Wasiu Jimoh