Official has confirmed that a 25-man Flying Eagles squad will depart Abuja for Morocco on February 8 to intensify their preparations for this year’s U20 African Cup of Nations, which also serve as qualifiers for the FIFA U20 World Cup in Indonesia.
Before leaving for Egypt, venue of the U20 AFCON, four players will be dropped from the 25-man squad for 21 registered players to then go all the way to Egypt for the U20 AFCON finals.
The trimmed squad will undergo the mandatory medical tests before they leave for Morocco.
In Morocco, the Flying Eagles are scheduled to play a series of warm-up matches before they head out to Egypt four days to the big kick-off on February 19.
They will also use this opportunity to acclimatise as the freezing weather in Morocco is similar to what you have in Egypt.
The seven times African champions will open their campaign on the night of the opening day against fellow West Africans Senegal before engaging the host, Egypt and Mozambique in their second and last group A matches.