Golden Eaglets To Tour Jordan, Qatar

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets are set to get tours of Jordan and Qatar before heading out for the 2019 African U17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania, for which they qualified last Saturday in Niamey, Niger Republic.

This much was disclosed by Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Melvin Amaju Pinnick, in the wake of the Eaglets’ 3-1 penalties’ shootout victory against Ghana in the Arica U17 Cup of Nations zonal qualifiers, following a 1-1 draw at regulation time.

After picking the sole ticket from the West Africa B-zone, Pinnick said the Eaglets will get adequate preparations, so that they can win the tournament in Tanzania next year.

Pinnick added that the federation was pleased with the exploit of the team during the zonal qualifiers in Niger Republic, despite losing major players to MRI test and starting with a 3-2 loss against Burkina Faso in their first match.

The Eaglets beat Ghana on Saturday night to win the ticket, while Samson Tijani emerged as the Most Valuable Player and Olakunle Olusegun was top scorer with four goals.

A very excited Pinnick said afterwards: “What we have now is a bunch of players that are truly young and with a bright future.

“For us in the federation, we have resolved to treat them like Super Eagles right from this stage. We want them to be in the right mental and psychological mood as they grow up.

“The same way we prepared the Eagles for the World Cup in Russia is the way we are going to prepare them for Tanzania.


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
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