Flying Eagles ready, battle Mauritania


Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will today stage a second leg encounter against their Mauritania counterparts in the final stage of Under-20 African Youth Championship qualifier.
Already, Egyptian officials appointed by Confederation of African Football (CAF) have settled down in Lagos.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed that the Centre Referee for the match would be Mahmoud El Banna.
El Banna will work with compatriots Ahmed Hossam (Assistant Referee 1), Hany Elsnadidy (Assistant Referee 2) and Ahmed ElGhandour (Reserve Referee).
While Sallieu Kamara of Sierra Leone will serve as match commissioner,” the NFF said in a statement by its spokesman Ademola Olajire.
The Nigerian side would have the boost of Norwegian club player, Afeez Aremu, who had been granted permission to feature in the Saturday’s encounter.
The club has granted the request of the NFF to release Aremu to feature for the U-20 team in Saturday’s match against Mauritania in Lagos.
The Saturday’s cracker kicks off at 4pm with the seven-time African champions guaranteed a spot in the finals in Niger Republic next year if they avoid defeat.
Nigeria has been African champion at the U-20 level in 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2005, 2011 and 2015.



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