Nigeria’s national under-20 male football team, the Flying Eagles, on Sunday, arrived in Poland for this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup which begins on Thursday.
They arrived in the southern Polish city of Katowice after rounding off a three-week residential training at Bad Gogging on the outskirts of Munich in Germany on Saturday.
Ademola Olajire, the Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), disclosed, in a statement on Sunday, that the team flew out of Germany via Munich on Sunday morning.
They are to embark on the final leg of their preparations for the U-20 World Cup there in Katowice ahead of their opening Group D match on Friday against Qatar.
“While in Bad Gogging, the team played four friendly games.
“These are a 3-3 draw with Freiburg U19s, a 1-2 loss to Saudi Arabia U20s, a 3-1 win over AFR Aelen and a 1-1 draw with Red Bull Salzburg.
“These were to help in preparing them as they seek to win the FIFA U-20 World Cup for the first time,” Olajire said.
The Flying Eagles are two-times runners-up at the competition, in 1989 and 2005, and took the bronze medals at the 1985 finals.
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