Despite their failure to qualify for the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, some Flying Eagles players are set to be promoted to the senior national team.
The Flying of Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday, July 23 lost 3-4 to Sudan in a qualifiers at the Teslim Balogun Stadium Lagos.
That loss means that Nigeria’s U-20 boys will not be playing in next year’s Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.
Most of the players will be promoted to the Super Eagles according to a source from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
“We shall include some of the players who have distinguished themselves in the team in some of the senior team’s invitations as means of monitoring and developing them after they failed to reach the U-20 World Cup where they should have exhibited their talents,” a NFF source is quoted to say by Complete Sports.
According to the source, three to five of the players from the Flying Eagles will be invited to fight for places and develop with the Super Eagles.
“We cannot allow such talents to vanish just like that. We shall help the players to fulfill their potential by giving them the chance to improve their game by training and playing with the Super Eagles,” the source added.