Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Nigeria gets ready for the under 20 World Cup

Nigeria's Under-21 side have chosen Qatar as their base for preparations ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup slated for Egypt in September.

The squad is coached by ex-Super Eagles midfielder, Samson Siasia.

According to cafonline.com, a 29-member delegation made up of players, technical and medical staff will leave for Doha, Qatar tomorrow before travelling to Cairo, Egypt ten days later to participate in a four-nation tournament.

The Flying Eagles will return to Doha after the tournament to wrap up preparations for the global championship.

The training programme was established through an agreement between the Nigeria Football Federation and Qatar-based Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence.

The Flying Eagles, bronze medallists at the continental championship held in Rwanda in January this year, have been paired alongside Spain, Tahiti and Venezuela for the September 25 to October 16 competition