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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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Nigeria land in Buenos Aires for Brazil game




The Flying Eagles of Nigeria have arrived in Buenos Aires ahead of their FIFA U-20 World Cup group D clash vs Brazil.

Nigeria and Brazil will lock horns in the final group D matchday away from Mendoza where the Flying Eagles have enjoyed success.

It was in Mendoza that the Coach Ladan Bosso tutored Flying Eagles defeated Dominican and Italy to seal a round of 16 spot with a game to spare.

The team has said goodbye to Mendoza and have returned to Buenos Aires were they underwent final camping before the ongoing U-20 World Cup.

The game between group D third placed team Brazil and first placed Nigeria will take place at the Estadio Unico Diego Maradona in La Plata on Saturday, May 27.

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Under-20 World Cup: No Room For Complacency In The Team, We Want To Win Every Game- Tochukwu Nnadi



Botev Plovdiv and Nigerian Under-20 midfielder, Nnadi Tochukwu, has reveled that their wouldn’t be any room for complacency amongst the players as they are steadily working hard to bring the trophy home.

Speaking with Nigerian based Journalists, Nwosu CHIGOZIE, after the pulsating winning game against Italy, the box to box midfielder reassured Nigerians of doing their best to bring the trophy home.

“We worked hard for the last (2) games and that was why we were able to garner all maximum points at stake “

“The two games are done and dusted and we looking forward to our last group game against Brazil and subsequent game which I know is not going to be a tea party.

Mentally and Psychologically. We are prepared to take on any opponent in the tournament, we will only accord them respect but wouldn’t fear them and we coming all out for the trophy, the Botev Plovdiv midfielder concluded.

The Botev Plovdiv duo of Nnadi and Umeh who were thrown into the foray in the second half against Italy lighted up the Flying Eagles team, Bullish Umeh bulldozed his way into the opponents box and grabbed an assist for the first goal whilst Nnadi Tochukwu piloted the affairs in the middle of the park, winning second ball, initiating attack and retain possessions which helped the team win on a clean sheet.

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Sensational Emmanuel Umeh Provides Assist In Flying Eagles 2-0 Win



Bullish Nigeria U-20 striker, Emmanuel Umeh, has promised to improve in his performances after grabbing assist to aid Nigeria Flying Eagles clinch a 2-0 win over the Italian U-20 side.

The sensational Botev Plovdiv striker who came off the bench at the assisted Salem Fago for the Flyinh Eagles first goal at the half hour mark and went ahead to work off his socks in contribution to the team success.

Prior to the main competition, Umeh has continually proved his worth grabbing a goal and assist during the team friendly fixtures, a form he replicated last nights.

Speaking with Nigerian based Journo Nwosu CHIGOZIE, soft speaking Umeh attributed the team win to the oneness in the camp which he feels will go a long way in helping them in the competition.

“Am elated to have made a contribution coming off the bench, a vital one for that matter and I’m not going to relent in helping the team”

“I believe the goals will come at when due but we all are focused on winning as a team” visibly elated Umeh concluded

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