Nigeria Football Federation have discovered a new haven for training of youth teams as preparations for major international tournaments. The new training site is the Aspire Academy in Doha Qatar. Nigeria national U-20 team Flying Eagles, coached by Samson Siasia are presently in the same academy intensifying training ahead world U-20 tournament.
And as part their preparations for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, Nigeria will train in the Middle East nation. The Golden Eaglets according to NFF will set up training camp at the Aspire Academy in Doha, Qatar, as part of their build-up for the FIFA World Cup, which the country will stage in October.
Spokesman for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, told Goal.com: “Like their Under-20 counterparts, the Eaglets will also train in Qatar tentatively in August. Besides that, they will host an Eight-Nation Invitational prior to the World Cup in October.”
The Eaglets are presently in Abuja after a training stint in Ilorin.
They began an age test on Friday to determine any player who is beyond the age allowed for the competition. For the 2009 U-17 World Cup, world football governing body FIFA will, for the first time, use a medical device to detect age cheats.
FIFA had planned to use this technology for the 2007 edition of the competition but shelved it.