Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will face Freiburg today in their first test game since settling down in Ingolstadt, Germany for their final preparation ahead of the 2019 FIFA Under-twenty World Cup in Poland.
The players reportedly had their first training session on Monday following their arrival in Ingolstadt on Sunday. The Paul Aigbogun’s lads are expected to play more friendly games during their three- week stay in Ingolstadt which is expected to put them in proper shape ahead of the mundial.
Nigeria will look to win her first U-20 World Cup in Poland after securing second position twice in the past. Nigeria finished as runners–up at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Saudi Arabia in 1989, losing to Portugal in the final. The Flying Eagles also lost to Argentina in final of the 2005 edition in The Netherlands.
The Flying Eagles however won bronze medals in the old Soviet Union (USSR) in 1985 when the Flying Eagles defeated the host nation on penalties in the third-place match.
The West Africans have been drawn in the same group along with Qatar, USA and Ukraine for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland. The tournament is billed to hold from May 23 to June 15 2019.