The National Under-20 team the Flying Eagles, are to battle their counterparts from Ghana, Niger Republic and Benin Republic in Group B of the WAFU U-20 Cup Tournament holding in Lome, the Togolese capital holding from 6th – 16th next month.
Organizers have put the competition together as a major preparatory programme for the sub –region’s five teams that have qualified to participate at the 2019 Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations finals holding in Tanzania, from 2nd – 17th February 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 will file out against the Young Squirrels of Benin in their first match of the tournament on 7thDecember, before matches against Junior Mena of Niger Republic (9th December) and Ghana’s Black Satellites (12th December).
The eight nation tournament will see hosts, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Senegal contending in Group A. Matches have been scheduled for the Stade Municipal and the Stade JCA, both in Lome.
Togo and Cote d’Ivoire will battle it out in the opening match on 6th December, hours before Senegal confront Burkina Faso. Both matches will come up at the Stade Municipal, which is also venue for the final match on 16thDecember.