The Nigeria U20 boys’ team, the Flying Eagles, are set to begin preparation in Abuja ahead of  the U20 AFCON qualifiers as well as an invitational tourney in Egypt.

The Flying Eagles missed out on the last Africa Youth Championship in Zambia but are set to begin preparation in earnest for the tournament in Egypt later this month after the NFF’s approval.

The team will be camped in Abuja where new coach, Paul Aigbogun will be overseeing proceedings.

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Aigbogun had invited 28 players from across the Nigerian leagues, but several of the names on the list raised questions as to their true ages, forcing the NFF to put their training camp on hold in order to investigate the allegations.

It is now understood that a number of the players have been dropped, after they failed to verify their ages.

In the meantime, it has been learnt that a co-ordinator and a kit manager will be named this week for the U20s.

The Flying Eagles will play either Guinea Bissau or Sierra Leone in the second round of qualifiers in May.

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