Awoniyi leads Flying Eagles to Morocco

Friday 4 April 2014

/ by Colin Udoh

Taiwo Awoniyi, Alhassan Ibrahim and Musa Yahaya will lead the Flying Eagles 20-man squad to a series of tune-up matches in Morocco this weekend.

Awoniyi and Ibrahim each fired a hat-trick in a test game on Thursday in Abuja which the country’s U20 team won 12-0.

The new Flying Eagles under coach Manu Garba will play two friendlies against their Moroccan counterparts on Wednesday, April 9, and another game two days later.

Both teams are preparing for 2015 African Youth Championship qualifiers next month.

Nigeria face the winners of the match between Kenya and Tanzania, while Morocco take on the winners of the clash between Togo and Equatorial Guinea.

The squad to Morocco:

Goalkeepers: Adamu Abubakar, Abdulazeez Abubakar, Emeka Nwabulu  

Defenders: Aliyu Abubakar, Wilfred Ndidi, Prince Izu Omego, Ifeanyi Nweke, Mustapha Abdullahi, Zaharaddeen Bello

Midfielders: Abdullahi Alfa, Akinjide Idowu,Ifeanyi Matthew, Samuel Mathias, Musa Yahaya, Anthony Omaka, Bernard Bulbwa

Strikers: Taiwo Awoniyi, Alhassan Ibrahim, Suleiman Abdullahi, Abubakar Lawal

Coach: Manu Garba      

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