U-17 African Nations Cup: Golden Eaglets Jet Out To Tanzania

U-17 African Nations Cup: Golden Eaglets Jet Out To Tanzania

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria flew out of Abuja yesterday to Tanzania to take part in the 13th U-17 African Nations Cup scheduled for April 14 to 28.

The team were seen at the airport with Nigeria Football Federation's Acting President, Seyi Akinwunmi, who charged them to do the nation proud by lifting the U-17 AFCON trophy in Dar es Salaam.

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The Five-time world champions secured their ticket to Tanzania after winning the WAFU B U-17 Tournament in Niger Republic and will be aiming to be one of Africa's four flag-bearers at the FIFA U17 World Cup finals now scheduled for Brazil later this year.

The Eaglets is making her ninth appearance in this competition, having won it twice previously, while Tanzania is making a second appearance.

Nigeria will take on their Tanzanian counterparts in Sunday's tournament opener at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam.

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Nigeria legend Emmanuel Amuneke, who is the head coach of the Tanzania National Team, Taifa Stars, also oversees the other national teams of Tanzania and would be involved in their technical preparation.

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Oseg has been a writer since 2013. His passion for helping people in all aspects of sports flow through in the expert coverage he provides in writing for GoalBall.