Nigeria’s Flying Eagles have landed in Poland for this year’s FIFA U20 World Cup after rounding off a three –week residential training at Bad Gogging on the outskirts of Munich, Germany on Saturday.
The team flew out Germany via Munich yesterday morning for the final leg of preparation for the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup that starts on May 23.
While in Bad Grogging, the team played four friendly games (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) as they seek to win the FIFA U20 World Cup for the first time.
Two –time runners up at the competition, in 1989 and 2005, Nigeria took the bronze medals at the 1985 finals staged in the former Soviet Union.
The team spirit was boosted by a visit to the camp on Thursday by Nigeria Football Federation President, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi and Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr.
Nigeria will start her FIFA U20 World Cup campaign on May 24 against Group D foes Qatar before other duels against USA and Ukraine.