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Under-20 World Cup: Five (5) Nigeria Flying Eagles Players To Look Out For



Barely few days away, the FIFA Under-20 would be underway in Argentina with the Nigeria Under-20 (Flying Eagles) expected to fly Africas flag in the youth tournament.

After its decent outing in the CAF Under-20 AFCON, the Nigeria Flying Eagles booked a place in the Mundial and has been drawn to face Dominican Republic, Italy and Brazil in Group D.

After weeks of preparations, the Coach Isah Ladan Bosso tutored side jetted off to Argentina with a 21-man squad comprising of (4) foreign based (17) local based youngsters.×280&!3&btvi=2&fsb=1&xpc=EOqnP6S51w&p=https%3A//

With the tournament billed to kick-start later this month, here are (5) promising players to look out for in the Nigeria Flying Eagles team.

1. Umeh Emmanuel (Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

The Right2win and FDC Vista graduate who plies his trade in Bulgaria with Botev Plovdiv is one talent to look out in the Flying Eagles team.

The bullish forward pace and power makes the youngster unplayable. Enjoying life in Botev Plovdiv in his current maiden season, the Nigeria born striker has been a menace to the Bulgaria top-flight league defenders.

Umeh takes defenders to the cleaners for fun and his ability to create chances and goal scoring prowess makes a great addition in the Flying Eagles team and a star player to look out for.

2. Victor Eletu (AC Milan, Italy)

Eletu ranks amongst the foreign pros in the camp of the Nigeria Flying Eagles team. The Italian based youngster who plies his trade Serie A giant, AC Milan, has been described as the future of Nigeria Super Eagles team.

Eletu is always a player to behold, his eye for pocket space exploitation and his ability to score from far range makes him stand-out.×280&!4&btvi=3&fsb=1&xpc=JmYF2mObKC&p=https%3A//

His addition has been described as a well deserved one for the Flying Eagles heading into the FIFA U20 World Cup.

3. Augustine Njoku (Abi Warriors, Nigeria

The rock-solid right back ranks as one exceptional talent to be on the look out for in the Nigeria Flying Eagles team.

The Abia Warriors youngster showed a piece of the iceberg in the CAF Under-20 AFCON where he went ahead to be listed in the tournament Best XI.

Njoku is a huge threat to any team offensively and defensively. His pace and quick coverage makes him rugged defensively and his ability to deliver balls makes him a delight offensively.

4. Nnadi Tochukwu (Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Nnadi inclusion as one of the Foreign Pro’s invited by Coach Isah Ladan Bosso has been applauded by football enthusiasts.

The box to box midfielder has been described as the missing link in the Flying Eagles midfield and his availability and inclusion would surely bring the needed balance in the Flying Eagles team.

The tireless and energetic youngster work-rate cannot be overemphasized and ability to pick up second balls and ability to initiate attack from the middle of the park makes unplayable.×280&!5&btvi=4&fsb=1&xpc=TNK0YkE0j3&p=https%3A//

With an eye for goals, the midfielder is been tipped to bring the needed experience and maturity in the team.

5. Daga Daniel (Dakkada FC, Nigeria)

The Dakkada Midfielder ranks as one of the players to be on the look out for in the Nigeria Flying Eagles team.

Nicknamed the next ‘Ndidi Wilfred, Daga who has a similar playing pattern of the Leicester City midfielder talent and ability has never been in doubt.

With an outstanding performance in the WAFU-B tourney, the energetic and Athletic midfielder is been regarded as a talent for the future.

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World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria Super Eagles Possible XI Against Zimbabwe



After failing to pick maximum points in Nigeria against Lesotho, the Nigeria Super Eagles will continue it’s quest to participate in the 2026 World Cup haven been fixed to face Zimbabwe in Kigali, Rwanda tomorrow.

Known the importance of the fixture, Super Eagles gaffer, Coach Jose Peseiro, handed invite to (23) players as they are already in camp gearing up for the all important fixture.

With the absence of Super Eagles forward, Taiwo Awoniyi,who played against Lesotho but flown back to England owing to injury, Coach Jose will be forced to make changes in the squad to face Zimbabwe.

Ahead of the fixture tomorrow, here is a sketch of the Nigeria Super Eagles XI

In his usual 4-3-3 formation, Jose Peseiro will be sticking with Francis Uzoho in goal with a defensive backline four of Semi Ajayi, Calvin Bassey, Ola Aina and hardworking Bruno Onyemaechi replacing Jamilu Collins.

In the midfield, Coach Jose Peseiro will be sorting for creativity and is most likely to play the pair of Frank Onyeka with Victor Boniface playing at the back of the Center-Forward.

Upfront without Coach Jose is most likely to hand Terem Moffi a start following his influence in the last game and would be flanked on the wings with Moses Simon and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Nigeria’s possible starting lineup 4-3-3

Uzoho; Aina, Ajayi, Bassey, Onyemaechi; Simon, Onyeka, Iheanacho; Boniface, Moffi, Iwobi

Match details

Competition: CAF World Cup Qualifiers

Match: Zimbabwe vs. Nigeria

Venue: Kigali, Rwanda

Date: Sunday November 19, 2023

Kickoff time: 5 pm (Nigerian time)

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‘Hopefully, We Will Do A Lot More In The Next Game’ Kelechi Iheanacho Reassures Nigerians



Nigeria Super Eagles and Leciester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has reassured Nigerians to keep supporting the team as they continue their quest to book a place in the 2026 World Cup.

The Nigerian international took to his official Instagram handled to reassure millions of Nigerians to keep hope alive.

“Huge honour to captain the boys yesterday, I know this was a gave we have to win but we didn’t but got a point from it. Hopefully we will do a lot more in our next game and get the 3 points”

The Super Eagles of Nigeria yesterday at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium started off his campaign for 2026 World Cup on a bad note haven been held to a 1-1 draw by Lesotho.

The fixture had the visitors, Lesotho, take an early lead in the second half but Süper Eagles defender Semi Ajayi equalized off a Kelechi Iheanacho assist from a set-piece.

Next for the Nigeria Super Eagles side is an away fixture to a Zimbabwe in Rwanda on Sunday.

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Nigeria Vs Lesotho: Superstars FA President Attracts Cameroonian Ex-International Patrick M’Boma



Prominent Cameroonian Ex-Interrnational and Africa Footballer Of The Year winner, Patrick M’Boma, added colour and glamour to the Nigeria Super Eagles World Cup qualifiers fixture against Lesotho played earlier today at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

The Cameroonian former footballer who has been in Uyo on the invitation of Superstars Football Academy,Uyo President, Hon. Victor Apugo, ranked amongst top dignitaries recognized before the Nigeria vs Lesotho fixture.

The Cameroonian born ex-footballler listed amongst the numerous top foreign scouts on ground in the Uyo based Academy side, Superstars Football Academy, annual scouting tournament.

Nigeria started the match dominating possession and creating several chances to open the scoring in the first half but lost momentum as the minutes ticked by. The visitors even had their chance to show their claws in the first period due to mistakes made by the home side
As a result, the first 45 minutes ended in a goalless draw. The Super Eagles took to the field with the same attitude to continue the match and Lesotho managed to take the lead due to their low pressure.

Tshwarelo Bereng took a corner-kick and Motlomelo Mkhwanazi finished it off to take the upper hand in the 56th minute of the match. After several changes made by coach Jose Pereiro, Nigeria found the equaliser in the 67th minute just as the opener was scored.

Semi Ajayi, who plays for English side West Bromwich Albion, restarted the match with a header after a corner-kick taken by his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho, who also plays in the Championship for Leicester City.

Nigeria were expected to win all three points in Thursday’s match but their lack of good efforts saw them share the points at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria.

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