All things being equal the Flying Eagles technical crew will announce the names of the players that will travel wto Germany for the training tour for final preparations for the FIFA U20 World Cup slated for Poland between May 23 and June 15.
There is palpable fear in the camp of the Under 20 national team in Abuja as the coaches are comparing notes to whittle down the number of players that will be air-bourne and be joined by not less than 10 foreign based players who have been invited to prove their worth during the residential camping in Germany.
A source close to the team told SportingLife.ng that the team will leave for Germany on Saturday and that team head coach Paul Aigbogun is doing his best along with his other assistant coaches to ensure that the best are picked for the country ahead of the World Cup.
The Flying Eagles barely managed to pick the World Cup ticket at the AFCON in Niamey, Niger Republic where they placed fourth because of their inability to score goals and Nigerians have called on the technical crew to beef up the squad with quality players to ensure that Nigeria scale through the hurdles of the first round.
The Under 20 team are in Group D along with Qatar, Ukraine and United States and they will face Qatar first on May 24 before the games with United States and Ukraine on May 27 and 30 in that order.
The Flying Eagles have been beaten in the final of the U20 World Cup on two occasions in 1989 and 2005 by Portugal and Argentina respectively.