Flying Eagles assistant coach, Abubakar Bala is happy with the WAFU B U20 Tournament in Lome, Togo.
Nigeria’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles, will sweat it out with their counterparts from Ghana, Niger Republic and Benin Republic in Group B of the WAFU U20 Cup Tournament holding in Lome, capital of Togo 6th – 16th December.
“This is a group initiative on the part of the organizers of the competition. It will put us in competition mood for the U20 Cup of Nations,” the coach told Footballlive.ng.
“It will afford the technical crew the opportunity to see new players in action and prepare properly for the tasks ahead. The competition is coming at the right time. I’m happy with the decision of WAFU to have such for teams in the sub region.
Organizers have put the competition together as a major preparatory program for the sub –region’s five teams that have qualified to participate at the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations finals holding in Tanzania, 2nd – 17thFebruary 2019.
Seven–time champions Nigeria, alongside Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Niger Republic will take part in the 11 –day tourney in Lome. The five countries will be joined in Tanzania by Burundi, Angola and the host nation.
The Flying Eagles come up against the Young Squirrels of Benin in their first match of the tournament on 7th December, before matches against Junior Mena of Niger Republic (9thDecember) and Ghana’s Black Satellites (12th December).