Five–time world champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have been offered a veritable platform to prepare for the 2019 Africa U17 Cup of Nations scheduled for Tanzania in April.

The team will participate in an invitational tournament in Turkey as part of its preparations.

The invitational tournament in Turkey will hold from March 1-10 and will see a number of the teams qualified for the Africa U17 Cup of Nations taking part, alongside a number of European teams.

Nigeria play in Group A at the Africa U17 Cup of Nations alongside hosts Tanzania, Angola and Uganda.

All the participating teams (except the host nation) won the championships of their respective regions to qualify.

Only West Zone A, to which 2017 champions Mali belongs, produced two finalists.

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Golden Eaglets Coach, Manu Garba says the team will give their best to conquer Africa and the world.

He said: “We will prepare very well to conquer from our group in Tanzania, in order to qualify for the FIFA U17 World Cup finals coming up in Peru.”

Group B has Guinea, Cameroon, Morocco and Senegal, with all four semi finalists guaranteed places at the FIFA World Cup finals.

The 2019 Africa U17 Cup of Nations will hold 14th – 28th April 2019. Nigeria won the world title in 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013 and 2015.


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