The under 20 football coach Mr Emmanuel Amuneke has made known a three days open screening for the Flying Eagles, for new players ahead of the team’s camping for a 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Burundi.
Burundi progressed to be eligible to square up with Cup holders Nigeria after the Democratic Republic of Congo withdrew from the race. Amuneke has called for open screening between Thursday, April 7 and Saturday April 9, before a group of 30 invited players will arrive camp in Abuja on Monday, April 11. Team secretary Ibrahim Aliyu Lawal told thenff.com that 30 invited players will be camped at the Serob Legacy Hotel, in the Federal Capital Territory, ahead of the first leg of the fixture scheduled for Bujumbura on the weekend of May 20 – 22. The return leg will hold in Nigeria two weeks after.
However, the group of invited players is dominated by Nigeria’s 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup winners, including goalkeeper Akpan Udoh and attacking midfielders Chukwudi Agor and Orji Okoronkwo.