-Land In Christchurch For Germany Clash
The under-20 national team, Flying Eagles have made another change of base, moving from New Plymouth to Christchurch, as Coach Manu Garba’s boys relocate ahead of Thursday’s second round match against Germany at the ongoing FFIA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
Information on offer from Nigeria Football Federation’s official website revealed that Coach Garba’s side arrived Christchurch on Monday evening to commence training for their round of 16 clash against the European champions at 8:30am (Nigeria time) on Thursday.
On arrival in Christchurch from New Plymouth, where they played all their group games, the African champions checked into Rydges Latimer, where the Germans, now rivals for a place in the last-eight of the Youth World Cup, are also putting up.
The Flying Eagles, led by NFF executive committee member, Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh,’ had a two-hour transit in Auckland before they departed for Christchurch, which was in 2011 hit by a massive earthquake.
Manu’s lads will have their first training in Christchurch on Tuesday by 6pm local time, which is in synch with the kick-off for Thursday’s game against the Germans.
The winners of this match-up will battle the winners of another Round of 16 match between Ghana and Mali in the quarterfinals, which will also be in Christchurch, thereby creating way for an all-Africa semi-final clash at New Zealand 2015.