Golden Eaglets depart to Brazil for FIFA U-17 World Cup

Golden Eaglets depart to Brazil for FIFA U-17 World Cup


Golden Eaglets depart Nigeria to Brazil for FIFA U-17 World Cup, which takes place from October 26 to November 17.

Coach Manu Garba had wanted to travel with at least 30 players to Sao Paulo for a training camp ahead of the tournament due to financial difficulty with NFF as the 53-year-old boss takes 25 stars for the competition.

Manu will be expected to submit a final 21-man squad for the World Cup by October 16, which will be 10 days before the big kick-off in Brazil after coming up gainst South Korea, Japan and an unnamed Brazilian team in preparation for the Mundial.

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Nigeria’s bid for a record-extending sixth title will get underway on October 26 against Hungary as Golden Eaglets are in Group B alongside Hungary, Ecuador and Australia in the first round of the championship.

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