The Flying Eagles of Nigeria continue their preparation for the upcoming West African Football Union (WAFU) under 20 Cup.
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The team will be led once again by veteran manager Ladan Bosso. This is not Bosso's first time in charge of the Flying Eagles.
Bosso led the Flying Eagles to the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada and has now been appointed again by the Amaju Pinnick led administration.
He is known to have knowledge of grassroots football in country. Bosso has experience in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and may have influenced the selection of players to the Flying Eagles.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) posted photos of the players and coaching crew preparing for the upcoming 2022 WAFU Cup.
The photos came with a picture that said, "Flying Eagles perfecting strategies ahead of the WAFU B U20 Championship in Niger."
The photos by the NFF went viral on social media and sparked conversation about the ages of some players on the team.
Several veteran journalists as well as football loving Nigerians expressed their disappointment about a possible manipulation of ages of the players called up based on how they look.
See reactions below.
Nigeria's youth team known as Flying Eagles are in group B of the WAFU U-20 Cup. The Flying Eagles will take on rivals Ghana and Burkina Faso in group B.
The WAFU -20 tournament to be played in Niamey, Niger Republic from Saturday, May 7 till Friday, 20, 2022.