Flying Eagles tackle Benin
Flying Eagles ace Umar Aminu
Nigeria U20s will on Sunday in Cotonou take on Benin Republic in a warm-up match ahead of an AYC qualifier in South Africa.
The Nigeria U20s will leave their training base of Ilorin on Saturday for Cotonou.
And after the match in Benin, they will return to Lagos from where they will fly out to South Africa early next week.
Benin U20s are also in the reckoning for a place at the 2013 AYC as they face Senegal in a second round qualifier after they eliminated Cote d’Ivoire 3-0 on aggregate in the previous round.
The match against the Amajita of South Africa is fixed for Saturday 7.30 pm local time (6.30 pm Nigerian time) in Nelspruit, which is about two hours by road from Johannesburg.
The overall winners of this clash will qualify for the 2013 African Youth Championship to be staged by Algeria in March.
The Flying Eagles are the defending champions.