The Flying Eagles of Nigeria will face Zambia in two exhibition matches ahead of this year’s African Under- Twenty Cup of Nations.
The two matches are billed to take place on Friday, 27th January and Monday, 30th January 2023 in Abuja. Through a letter signed by Secretary General, Adrian Kashala the Zambia football-ruling body said it has approved the proposal.
The proposed tour includes Zambia’s Football Association FAZ, flying the Junior Chipolopolo to Nigeria while the Nigerian Football Federation NFF will bear the cost of accommodation, feeding and other logistics for the Zambia delegation.
The Flying Eagles have since been in camp and played two friendly games, winning both and scoring a total of 11 goals as they continue to intensify preparation for the tournament.
The Ladan Bosso side have been drawn to face hosts Egypt, Senegal and Mozambique in Group A of the African Under- Twenty Cup of Nations taking place from 19th February to 11th March. Zambia, on the other hand, will be up against Tunisia, Benin Republic and The Gambia in Group C, while Uganda, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Congo battle things out in Group B.
All four semi-finalists in Egypt will qualify to represent Africa at the FIFA Under Twenty World Cup finals slated for Indonesia from 20th May to 11th June this year.