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Eletu has made his way into the camp of the Flying Eagles as they prepare for the upcoming FIFA U20 World Cup in Argentina, Soccernet.ng reports.
Official spokesman of the Nigerian u20 national team, Sharif Abdallah confirmed the youngster’s arrival, says SCORENigeria.
Eletu, a versatile player who can operate in both defensive and central midfield positions, had encountered scheduling conflicts with his club commitments at AC Milan, preventing him from joining the team in Abuja earlier.
However, he has obtained his entry visa to Argentina in Milan and arrived in time to bolster the squad ahead of a crucial warm-up match against fellow qualifiers Colombia in Buenos Aires.
His inclusion in the squad is expected to provide a much-needed injection of creativity to the midfield, which was deemed lacking during the recent U20 AFCON held in Egypt, where the Flying Eagles finished in third place. The team’s campaign in the World Cup will kick off on Sunday, May 21, with a match against the Dominican Republic in Mendoza.
Group D, where the Flying Eagles are placed, presents a challenging task for the Flying Eagles, as they will face off against five-time champions Brazil and Italy, two football powerhouses known for their strong youth development programs.
The addition of Eletu to the team, however, brings a ray of hope as the Nigerian side aims to make a mark in the tournament and compete against formidable opposition.