Flying Eagles Face Saudi Arabia In Friendly Ahead U-20 AFCON

Published on: 16 January 2019

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will face their Saudi Arabian counterparts in an international friendly on  January 22 in Jeddah.

The game is expected to prepare the team ahead of next month’s  U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Republic.

Nigeria will face host nation Niger, South Africa and Burundi in Group A. Team Administrator, Aliyu Ibrahim Lawal told that arrangements were in top gear for the seven-time African champions to fly out of Nigeria this weekend for the friendly match

Tuesday’s match will rekindle memories of the opening match of the 1989 FIFA U-20 World Cup in which the Flying Eaglescame from behind to defeat the Saudis 2-1 inside the King Fahd International Stadium on 16th February 1989.

In that match, Al got the Saudis in front after 16 minutes but Mutiu Adepoju and Christopher Ohenhen got second-half goals that earned Nigeria three precious points.

The Flying Eagles eventually finished the tournament as runners-up, after losing the final match 0-2 to Portugal