Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will depart for the African Youth Championship (AYC) in Senegal today, officials have announced.
The Flying Eagles secretary Aliyu Ibrahim Awal disclosed that the team will fly out of Abuja via Lagos and Banjul, Gambia to Dakar.
“We will leave Abuja this afternoon on our way to Dakar,” said the team official.
The team will begin their quest for the 2015 AYC on Sunday against hosts Senegal.
Kick-off time is 5.30 pm Nigerian time at the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor in Dakar.
They will also take on Congo on March 11 and Cote d’Ivoire on March 14.
The final group game against the Ivorians will be played at the Stade Caroline Faye in M’bour, which is a short bus ride from Dakar and the base for Group B.
The four semi-finalists at this tournament will represent Africa at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup to be staged in New Zealand from May.