Ahead of next month’s World Cup in Turkey, Nigeria Under- 20 team (Flying Eagles) have touched down in Germany where they are expected to set up their training camp.
After a flight of over five hours from the Nnmdi Azikwe international airport Abuja, the team finally touched down at Frankfurt International Airport on Tuesday at 5am local time, which is 4am Nigerian time.
A second batch of players are expected to follow up after they will have received their entry Visas next week.
On arrival, the team embarked on a two hours’ bus ride from Frankfurt to the little village of Elfershausen, where they have booked into the four- star Ullrich Hotel.
Later in the evening, they had a one and a half hour training at the facilities of local side 1.FC 1928 Elfershausen, which is a walking distance from their hotel.
They will play their first test match on Wednesday evening.
Among the build- up events to ensure proper preparation for the forthcoming Under- 20 World Cup, the Flying Eagles will feature in the Toulon International Football Tournament in France at the end of this month.
They’ve been drawn alongside Portugal, South Korea and debutants Cuba in the first round of the World Cup.