The Nigeria Under- 20 football team will on Monday evening depart Munich in Germany for Toulon in France where they will participate in an invitational tournament.
A statement released on Sunday by the team’s Media Officer Sam Audu, said the team of 30 players and 10 officials would on Monday leave Elfershausen, venue of their recent camping.
“The team will embark on a four- hour bus ride to Munich by 9am local time on Monday and then fly to Marseille by 3:45 p.m. local time and then go by road to Toulon in a trip expected to take them about two hours,” Audu said.
According to Information Nigeria’s earlier reports, the Flying Eagles had been training for about two weeks in Elfershausen in preparation for their trip to Toulon.
Their participation in the Toulon invitational tournament is aimed at preparing the team for 2013 FIFA U- 20 World Cup scheduled to begin in Turkey in June.
The Flying Eagles will open their Toulon campaign against defending champions Mexico on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. which is 4:30 p.m. Nigerian time.
On June 2, they will face Belgium and two days later they will be up against world U-20 champions Brazil, who incidentally did not qualify for next month’s FIFA World Cup.
Their final group game is on June 6 against Portugal, who they will also face in their opening World Cup Group B match on June 21 in Kayseri, Turkey.
The announcement of the team’s final 21- man squad is expected on June 7, and will fly out from Germany to Turkey on June 17.