Flying Eagles head coach Manu Garba has dropped three players from the squad preparing for next month’s African Youth Championship qualifier against either Kenya or Tanzania.
The players are midfielders Uche Okereke and Fidelix Irene as well as goalkeeper Zaradeen Usman and now left with 34 players in the team’s training camp in Abuja.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria U20 team shunned the holiday festivities to train on Good Friday at the practice pitch of the Abuja National Stadium.
Bernard Bulbwa, Chidera Eze and Ahmed Umar trained outside the main squad as they are nursing injuries.
Bulbwa has a groin injury, Eze is nursing a hamstring strain and Umar has a knock on his right knee.
Chidiebere Nwakali, who also has a knee complaint, took part in all the training drills, but did not feature in the two-a-side game as he has yet to start kicking a football.
The Flying Eagles will play another test match on Saturday morning against Nationwide side Dabo Babes of Kano.
The match will kick off at 7am at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja.