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Five exciting Golden Eaglets players tipped for greatness

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria waved goodbye to the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup following their 3-1 defeat in the hands of Netherlands in the round of 16. A lot of criticisms has trailed the performance of the team in Brazil 2019. "Winning" is one word that is in the DNA of Nigerians. This time, the five-time World Champions fell short [...]

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    U17 WC: Eaglets beat Ecuador to reach round of 16

U17 WC: Eaglets beat Ecuador to reach round of 16

Golden Eaglets of Nigeria on Tuesday maintained their brilliant start at the ongoing 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil, beating Ecuador 3-2 to reach the round of 16. Ibrahim Sa'id's hat-trick ensured that Nigeria became the first nation to secure a spot in the round of 16 after the Eaglets 4-2 win over Hungary on Sunday night. Sa’id put Nigeria in front after only [...]

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    Golden Eaglets arrive Brazil for FIFA U17 World Cup

Golden Eaglets arrive Brazil for FIFA U17 World Cup

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, five–time champions, have landed in host nation Brazil for the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals. The 18th edition of the men's youth football tournament will hold from October 26 to November 17. A team of 25 players and nine officials flew out of the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday evening for [...]

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    Victory is the only option for you in Brazil, Dare tells Golden Eaglets

Victory is the only option for you in Brazil, Dare tells Golden Eaglets

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, has urged the Golden Eaglets to go for record sixth FIFA U17 World Cup title in Brazil. The minister spoke on Saturday after paying a visit to the team during their training session at the goal project, package B of the national stadium. Dare said the only option for the Manu Garba tutored side [...]

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    Eaglets to face Turkey, Senegal ahead of World Cup in Brazil

Eaglets to face Turkey, Senegal ahead of World Cup in Brazil

Ahead of the 2019 U17 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will take part in the UEFA/CAF World Cup preparation tournament in Istanbul, Turkey. The Eaglets have been placed in the same group (Group A) as Turkey, Senegal and Guatemala for the tournament. The tournament, which is strictly by invitation and a test of the team's form ahead of the [...]

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    FIFA U-17 World Cup: Nigeria draws Australia, Ecuador

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Nigeria draws Australia, Ecuador

The Golden Eaglets have been drawn in an "easy" group B, alongside Hungary, Ecuador and Australia for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The draws was held at the Federation of International Footbal Association (FIFA) headquarters in Zurich on Thursday. The five-time world champions will be making a return after missing the 2017 edition held in India. The Continent's champion, Cameroon will face [...]

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    Our focus now is to win FIFA U17 World Cup, says Eaglets captain

Our focus now is to win FIFA U17 World Cup, says Eaglets captain

Samson Tijani, the captain of the Golden Eagles, says the players have shifted their focus to winning the FIFA age grade World Cup at the finals in Brazil later this year. Tijani said the team was just unfortunate not to have qualified for the final. He however said himself and the rest of the squad are satisfied with the qualification of the [...]

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    Nigeria is the first team to book 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup ticket

Nigeria is the first team to book 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup ticket

Five-time world champions Nigeria became the first African team to book a 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup ticket after 1-0 defeat of Angola in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday. Olakunle Olusegun earned the ticket to the tournament semifinals and to Brazil 2019 when he hooked a 21st-minute penalty to the roof of the net with Angola’s goalkeeper Geovani stranded. But the Golden [...]

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