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Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Flying Eagles set up training camp in Germany
The Nigerian team arrived Germany on Tuesday morning.
The Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles, have finally arrived Germany for a training camp ahead of next month’s World Cup in Turkey.
The team arrived Frankfurt international on Tuesday at 5 a.m. local time, which is 4 a.m. Nigerian time, after a flight of over five hours from the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja.
A second batch of players is expected later this week to join the squad after they would have received their entry visas.
The team then took a two-hour bus ride from Frankfurt to the little village of Elfershausen, where they have booked into the four-star Ullrich Hotel. They trained for an hour and a half later in the evening at the home ground of local side 1.FC 1928 Elfershausen, which is a walking distance from their hotel. They are billed to play their first test game on Wednesday evening.
The Flying Eagles are set to feature in the Toulon Football Tournament in France at the end of this month as part of their build-up to the U20 World Cup in Turkey.
They are drawn alongside Portugal, South Korea and debutants, Cuba, in the first round of the World Cup.