Information out of the Flying Eagles camp in Argentina is that they are yet to leave for San Juan, where they are billed to play against the host nation in an U20 World Cup Round of 16 Wednesday night, leading to speculations of sabotage.
A source told SCORENigeria: “The team were due to leave for San Juan from Buenos Aires since this morning, but they have yet to do so.
“Some of the members of the team see this as a plot to sabotage the Flying Eagles from picking a quarterfinal ticket ahead of the host team.”
The flight time between Buenos Aires and San Juan is about two hours and the Flying Eagles will also be expected to train today on arrival at the city to host this match.
“The Flying Eagles plans are upside down as we speak,” a team official lamented.
Argentina thanks to two goals by the now legendary Lionel Messi beat Nigeria 2-1 to win the 2005 U20 World Cup in the Netherlands.
Argentina, who failed to qualify for the World Cup from the South American qualifiers until they were named as late hosts for the competition, won all three Group A games to qualify for the knockout rounds of the World Cup.
Nigeria finished as Third Best Losers in Group D after wins over Italy and the Dominican Republic.
The Winners of this match will take on the Winners of the Round of 16 clash between Ecuador and South Korea for a place in the last eight.