Peseiro hails Flying Eagles over 16-game unbeaten run


Super Eagles head coach, José Peseiro, was present at the NFF/FIFA Goal Project pitch on Tuesday morning as Nigeria’s U-20 side, Flying Eagles, mauled Capital City Football Academy 4-0 in a friendly match.

The warm-up game was another tune-up session to the game against Junior Chipolopolo of Zambia on Saturday at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, as part of preparations for the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt next month.

Goals from Samson Lawal, Agbalaka Solomon, Olamilekan Adams and Yahaya Ibrahim ensured the Flying Eagles extended their unbeaten run to 16 games.

A delighted Peseiro, while speaking with head coach of the Flying Eagles, Ladan Bosso, said the team had a lot of quality and is convinced that the players will put up a fine performance in Egypt that would be good enough to qualify them for the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in Indonesia later this year.

The Portuguese tactician was at the match venue together with NFF Technical Director, Augustine Eguavoen and Super Eagles Team Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor.

The Flying Eagles are billed to play Zambia U-20 men’s team on Saturday before the team departs Nigeria for Morocco next week.