Members of the Nigeria U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets have been promised a foreign training tour to either Qatar or Jordan if they qualify for the African championships to be hosted by Tanzania.

Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick made this promise as he met the lads ahead of their must-win clash against the Black Starlets of Ghana.

Pinnick, who is also 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, has no doubt that the Nigerian boys possess the quality to defeat the Black Starlets.

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“First, I want to congratulate you on a job well done so far; you have done very well including exhibiting the never-say die spirit that is peculiar to Nigerians. This was visible in the manner you bounced back after the loss to the Burkinabes to dismiss the Ivorians 5-1, and also beat the host nation in the semi finals.

“But I want you to know that the job is not done yet. You must stay focused and listen to your coaches. I believe in their leadership because they are very knowledgeable and experienced and have discovered so many talented players that have excelled in recent years,” Pinnick said.

Five players from the NFF U15 squad discovered during the annual NFF/Zenith Bank Future Eagles Championship, are part of the current squad tutored by Manu Garba.


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