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Nigeria’s Flying Eagles pull out of WAFU U-20 tournament

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Nigeria’s Flying Eagles have withdrawn from the 2023 West Africa Football Union, WAFU Zone B U-20 Tournament slated to hold next month in Cote D’Ivoire.

The General-Secretary, Nigeria Football Federation, Sanusi Mohammed sited fatigue as the reason for the withdrawal

“Yes, it’s true, Nigeria has withdrawn from U20 WAFU B. Sanusi said.

The Flying Eagles recently returned from their 2023 World Cup in Argentina where they were eliminated in the quarter-final by South Korea in a 1-0 defeat.

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“The players just returned from the World Cup and went home to rest. We can’t recall them now to embark on another tournament that will not serve as qualifier for any competition. The players are human and need to rest.”

Nigeria were paired in Group B not the tournament along with Togo and Benin Republic. While Group A is made up of hosts, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Niger Republic

The WAFU U20 men’s Championship is slated for Cote d’Ivoire from July 7th-21st, 2023.

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