Flying Eagles thrash Lugbe United 12-0 in Abuja Friendly

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Nigeria U20 side spanked Lugbe United 12-0 in a friendly game played in Abuja on Thursday morning.

Hat-tricks from Taiwo Awoniyi and Alhassan Ibrahim inspired a massive victory for the Garba Manu team as they intensify preparations for the 2015 African Youth Championship qualifiers where they face either Kenya or Tanzania in May.

Nigeria U-17, Golden Eaglets Coach Manu Garba
Nigeria U-17, Golden Eaglets Coach Manu Garba

The Flying Eagles are expected to depart the country for Morocco on Sunday where they will be facing the Junior Atlas Lions in a two-legged friendly match billed for Cascablanca on April 9 and 11.

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, has released a 20-man squad for the two tune-up matches in Morocco this weekend.

As part of preparations for the 2015 African Youth Championship qualifiers next month, the U-20 team will play two friendlies against their Moroccan counterparts on Wednesday, April 9, and another game two days later.

Two influential players at last year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup in UAE, Taiwo Awoniyi and Musa Yahaya will lead the team to the East African country, as Nigeria consolidate plans towards qualifying for the African Youth Championship that will take place in Senegal next year.

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 going to Morocco:

Goalkeepers: Emeka Nwabulu, Adamu Abubakar, Abdulazeez Abubakar

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

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

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