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NFF Offsets Flying Eagles’ Camping Allowance

Posted: May 25, 2015 at 12:02 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chibuike Chukwu, Lagos

In a bid to boost the morale of the Flying Eagles players ahead of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has paid the camp allowance of the players, sources revealed to SL10 reporter.

Flying Eagles

Flying Eagles

Each player was paid $2000 for the duration of the training tour the team embarked on in Germany.

It will be recalled that the team has been camping in Nurnberg for the past 19 days in preparation for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

The boys played series of friendlies, winning against the U-23 teams of Hoffenheim, Freiburg and Nurnberg.

The tournament will take place in New Zealand from 30th May to 20th June.

Coach Manu Garba named Taiwo Awoniyi, Manchester City starlet, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Moses Simon who plays for Belgian side, KAA Gent, in his squad.

Nigeria’s squad boasts of several youngsters – Kingsley Sokari, Musa Yahaya, Chidera Ezeh, Ojo Olorunleke, Dele Alampasu, Saviour Godwin, Issac Success, Musa Muhammed, Ifeanyi Matthew, Mustapha Abdullahi, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Idowu Akinjide, Zaharadeen Bello, Izu Omego, Onyinye Ndidi, Bernard Bulbwa and Chidiebere Nwakali.

The likes of Samuel Okon, Abdulganiyu Saheed, Abdullahi Alfa, Alhassan Abdullahi, Wasiu Jimoh, Adamu Abubakar, Monsuru Bashiru, Usman Saleh and Christian Pyagbara were axed by the technical crew led by Coach Manu Garba.

Nigeria has been drawn in Group E alongside Brazil, North Korea and Hungary.