AYC qualifier: Flying Eagles in fresh start after failed 2017 bid

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Flying Eagles captain, Ikouwen Udoh, has insisted that the team will go all out for a win in Saturday’s first leg Second Round of the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations Cup qualifiers against Guinea Bissau, to make return leg a mere formality.

The young Djurtinhos shocked Siera Leone 1-0 on aggregate in the preliminary round to book a date with the Flying Eagles.

The left-back stated that they won’t underrate their opponent despite their lesser pedigree on the continent and will seek to start their qualifying campaign on a positive note.

The Flying Eagles are looking to stage a return to the U-20 AFCON after they failed to qualify for the last edition hosted by Zambia.
The final tournament will be hosted by Niger in 2019 with the four semi-finalists qualifying for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.

Flying Eagles coach, Paul Aigbogun had earlier this week released an 18-man list for the game with Plateau United’s Peter Eneji, Wasiu Alalade of Enyimba and Akwa United’s Aniekeme Asuquo the notable names.

The Full Flying Eagles Squad vs Guinea Bissau:

Goalkeepers: Akpan Udoh, Detan Ogundare
Defenders: Mike Zaruma, Valentine Ozornwafor, Ikouwem Udoh, Solomon Onome, Ekene Olisema, Abubakar Abdullahi Ali
Midfielders: Aminu Nuhu, Alhassan Ibrahim, Jamil Muhammed, Ali Isah
Forwards: Jerome Akor, Babawo Ibrahim, Idris Guda, Peter Eneji, Adeshina Gata, Asuquo Aniekeme, Wasiu Alalade, Effiom Maxwell

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