Flying Eagles coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, has declared his team’s readiness to secure the maximum points when they battle the Young Swallows of Burundi in Saturday’s 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifying match.
A team of 18 players and 11 officials landed at the Burundi International Airport on Thursday afternoon and was received by officials of the Nigeria Embassy led by 2nd Secretary, Chrisantus Daniel and Counselor Dennis Chukwueze.
There were also officials of the Federation de Football de Burundi.
“We are here for serious business. We know it’s going to be a very tough match but we are ready for the Burundians,” the coach told Ripples Nigeria.
The match is scheduled for the artificial turf of Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium from 3pm Burundi time (2pm Nigeria time).
The Flying Eagles trained at 5pm Burundi time on Thursday, and were also trained at 3pm Burundi time on Friday. Both teams did not kick a ball in the first round, with reigning African champions Nigeria drawn bye while Burundi’s opponents, DR Congo, withdrew from the race.
The winner on aggregate will qualify for the final round of qualifying for the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations to be held in Zambia.
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