Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will be looking to secure third place in the U-20 African Cup of Nations tournament when they take on Tunisia today in their third-place encounter at the Cairo International Stadium. The Flying Eagles were knocked out of the tournament after suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat to The Gambia’s Young Scorpions in the second semi-final in Cairo on Monday.
Tunisia, however, were defeated 3-0 by a stern Senegalese team in the first semi-final of the tournament, setting up a third-place match between the two teams. The match will kick off at 4pm Egypt time (3pm Nigeria time).
In preparation for the tie against the Tunisians, the Flying Eagles resumed training on Wednesday evening at the 30 June Stadium training pitch. The training session lasted 90 minutes and was supervised by Isah Ladan Bosso and his assistants.
The Confederation of African Football has appointed Mohamed Athoumani from The Comoros Islands as referee for the third-place match, alongside Fanta Idriss Kone from Mali (assistant referee 1), Soukaina Hamdi (assistant referee 2) and Lamin Jammeh from The Gambia (fourth official). Bouhtane Said from The Comoros will serve as match commissioner with Imade El Fahouss from Morocco in the role of general coordinator.
The Flying Eagles will be looking to secure third place in the tournament and take home a medal to Nigeria in what will be a highly competitive match. Nigeria’s young stars will be looking to put their semi-final defeat behind them and perform well in the final game of the tournament. Tune into the match and show your support for the Flying Eagles!