Nigeria’s under-20 team, the flying eagles just back from this year’s AFCON under-20 nation’s cup have received qualification bonus of $3,000 each for picking one of the tickets to the world cup in Poland.
The team made it to the semi-finals of the championship alongside Mali, South-Africa and Senegal but failed to make it to the final after losing 2-1 to Mali.
Nigeria has been drawn against USA, Qatar and Ukraine, while African champions, Mali will test strength against panama, France and Saudi Arabia.
The 22nd edition of the Fifa under-20 world cup will kick off on 23 may 2019.
The flying eagles will begin their campaign against Qatar on May 24 in Tychy, before clashing with the USA three days later in Bielsko-Biala and then face Ukraine in the last group game on May 30.
Nigeria’s best performance at this category at the world cup was at the 1999 and 2007 and 2011 editions in Nigeria, Canada and Columbia respectively where she finished in the quarterfinals.