The two friendly matches between the Nigeria U-20 Male Football Team and Zambia’s U-20 Team have suffered postponement.
The friendly matches that were initially scheduled to take place on January 27 and February 29 have been shifted to a later date.
The games which were organized to help both teams prepare well for the upcoming 2023 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations was shifted on the ground of logistics but will still take place in Abuja.
According to the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, February 3 and February 6 have been agreed by the two teams with the expectation that the two teams must have released their final 21-man list for the tournament in Egypt.
Champions of the WAFU B U-20 Championship held in Niger Republic in May 2022, the Flying Eagles have been drawn to play hosts Egypt, Senegal and Mozambique in Group A of the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations taking place from February 19 – March 11 this year.
In Egypt, Zambia will be up against Tunisia, Benin Republic and The Gambia in Group C, while Uganda, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Congo battle things out in Group B.
All four semi-finalists in Egypt will qualify to represent Africa at the 23rd FIFA U-20 World Cup finals slated for Indonesia from May 20 this year.