As the Africa Youth Championship qualifier between the Flying Eagles and Tanzania draws nearer, the Nigerian team will face Premier League side, ABS FC, today in a tune-up game at the Ilorin Township Stadium.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sanctioned the friendly, the press has learned.
The game between ABS FC and the Flying Eagles is being organised in place of the botched game against Benin Republic’s Under-20s.
The game between the Under-20 men’s teams of Benin Republic and Nigeria was called off at the instance of the Beninoise FA.
The Benin Republic FA called off the friendly between their men’s Under-20 and their Nigerian opponents owing to a court injunction in that nation.
John Obuh and his team will use the game as part of their tune up for the coming Africa Youth Championship (AYC) qualifying against Tanzania.
On Friday, the Tanzania Football Federation confirmed that the match between the Young Taifa Stars and the Flying Eagles in Dar es Salaam on July 29 will be played on natural grass pitch.