Nigeria’s Under 17 side and five-time world champions, Golden Eaglets have left the shores of the country for the U17 tournament taking place in Lome, Togo from 5th – 20th January 2021.
The U17 boys, flew into Lome on Sunday morning from Lagos, with a squad of 25 players who are expected to pick the ticket from the WAFU tournament to represent the region in this year’s CAF U17 Cup of Nations taking place in Morocco.
After a below-par outing of the Nigeria U20 Boys at the WAFU B U20 Tournament in the Benin Republic last month, the Eaglets will be looking forward to making this nation proud in the cadre for which Nigeria had in the past stood above its pairs.
Nigeria conquered the world in 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013 and 2015, and alongside Ghana has dominated cadet football on the African continent, with Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal to be reckoned with as well on the basis of investment and focus on youth development.
The Eaglets’ first encounter in Lome will be against the Ivorians, at the Stade Municipal on Wednesday from 4pm, and would serve as a pointer to how much the Eaglets are keen to conquer Africa again.
On Saturday at the same venue, the Eaglets’ will clash with Ghana’s Black Starlets in a potentially explosive encounter between two teams with eight world titles between them.
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