Garba Tests Flying Eagles Against Hoffenheim

Garba coach of Flying Eagles

Several hopefuls will be given a chance by Coach Manu Garba to stake a claim for a place in his final 21-man squad for the U-20 World Cup in Tuesday’s test game against the Hoffenheim U-23 team.
The match will be played from 3pm local time, which is 2pm Nigerian time, at the Hoffenheim Sports Ground.
The Flying Eagles will make the two-hour bus ride from Nurnberg to Hoffenheim from 11am local time.
The team are spending a second week in training camp in southern Germany with the likes of Godwin Saviour and Kingsley Sokari, who were not part of the African Youth Championship-winning squad in March, impressing thus far.
Musa Yahaya, who missed the AYC in Senegal due to a knee injury, has also recovered fully, while Genk of Belgium central Wilfred Ndidi has joined up with the squad.
The African champions are also slated to take on Nurnberg U-23s on Friday and Freiburg U-23s on 19 May.
Nigeria are to announce a final squad for the World Cup in New Zealand on Friday.
They are pitched against five-time champions Brazil, North Korea and Hungary in the first round of the competition, which kicks off on 30 May.


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