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Flying Eagles start Tunisian camp



P> Nigeria’s Under-20 football team, the Flying Eagles have arrived in Tunisia for a 17-day training camp preparatory to next month’s African Youth Championship (AYC) in Algeria.

The Nigerian contingent arrived in Tunisia on Saturday afternoon

The squad of 38 players and officials touched down at 1.30pm local time, on board Egypt Air from Cairo, where they played two warm-up games against another AYC-bound team, Egypt.

The Flying Eagles won the first game 3-1 on Wednesday and drew the second game against the Junior Pharaohs 0-0 on Friday.

Local temperature was put at a chilly 19 degrees centigrade by the time the team landed.

The team will begin full training on Sunday morning, officials said.

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