The most successful national football team in Nigeria, the Golden Eaglets, have new handlers as confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation.

The U-17 team has five world titles to its name and they will be hoping for more as Coach Audu Maikaba has been named as the new gaffer.

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This will be Maikaba’s first official national team appointment.

The Kano-born coach led Akwa United to win this year’s Aiteo Cup, which qualifies them to feature in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup.

He will be assisted by Niger Tornadoes coach, Abubakar Bala, radio journalist Bunmi Haruna and Osun United goalkeeper trainer, Baruwa Abideen.

Similarly, the coaching crew for the female U-17 team, the Flamingoes have also be confirmed.

Wikki Tourists coach, Bala Nikyu is staying on as the Head coach to be assisted by Toyin Ayinla, Ajuma Otache, and Christian Obi, who serves as goalkeeper trainer. 

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