Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tag "Golden Eaglets"

    Kelechi Nwakali joins SD Huesca on three-year deal

Kelechi Nwakali joins SD Huesca on three-year deal

Kelechi Nwakali, Nigerian midfielder, has joined Spanish second division side, SD Huesca, on a three-year deal.Arsenal, his former club, made this announcement on its official website on Monday.Nwakali joined Arsenal in 2016 after captaining the Golden Eaglets team to win the 2015 U-17 FIFA World cup in Chile.He won the Golden Ball award as the tournament's best player.“Kelechi Nwakali has [...]

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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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    Bayern Munich star speaks on how refusal to pay bribe stopped him from playing for Nigeria

Bayern Munich star speaks on how refusal to pay bribe stopped him from playing for Nigeria

David Alaba, Bayern Munich star, has accused coaches of the Golden Eaglets of denying him the opportunity to join the Nigerian squad at the 2007 FIFA World Cup in South Korea because he refused to pay bribe.The late Yemi Tella was in charge of the Eaglets at the time.In an interview with All Nigeria Soccer,  Alaba called the Nigerian U-17 coaches, [...]

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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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    U17 Afcon: Golden Eaglets lose bronze medal to Angola

U17 Afcon: Golden Eaglets lose bronze medal to Angola

Nigeria finished outside the medals’ zone after losing 1-2 Angola in the third place match of the 13th Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania on Saturday.The Golden Eaglets however kept their ticket to the FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.The technical crew of the five–time world champions must be quite worried how the Eaglets’ scorecard showed a steady decline [...]

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    U17 Afcon: Guinea beat Nigeria on penalties to reach final

U17 Afcon: Guinea beat Nigeria on penalties to reach final

Guinea and Nigeria battled out a scoreless 90 minutes in the first semi final of the 13th Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania, before a marathon penalty shoot-out that ended when Ogaga Oduko heaved his effort sky-high to send the Junior Syli Nationale into Sunday’s final.Characteristically, the Eaglets class of 2019 fluffed gilt-edged opportunities that would have long settled [...]

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    U17 Afcon: Eaglets qualify for Fifa U17 World Cup, despite draw with Uganda

U17 Afcon: Eaglets qualify for Fifa U17 World Cup, despite draw with Uganda

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets, two-times African champions, have finished as winners of Group A at the ongoing U17 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Tanzania despite a 1-1 draw with Uganda on Saturday.Following Saturday’s draw against Uganda at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam, the Eaglets also sealed their place at the 18th Edition of the Fifa U-17 World Cup which will [...]

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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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    U17 Afcon: Nigeria’s Eaglets edge Tanzania in nine-goal thriller

U17 Afcon: Nigeria’s Eaglets edge Tanzania in nine-goal thriller

Nigeria's Golden Eaglets edged Tanzania 5-4 in a thrilling encounter at the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations opening match in Dar es Salaam on Sunday.The Golden Eaglets could not convert several chances in a match they had total control of with 3-1 at half time.The Nigerian team could have been one goal up as early as 20 seconds [...]

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    Tanzania 2019: Garba lists Chelsea starlet for U17 AFCON

Tanzania 2019: Garba lists Chelsea starlet for U17 AFCON

Manu Garba, Golden Eaglets head coach has named Adrian Akande, Chelsea starlet; Ayomide Oluwabusola, Bournemouth U16 goalkeeper and nineteen others for the 13th Africa U17 Cup of Nations.Five-time world champions, Nigeria flew out of Abuja on Wednesday to Tanzania for the championship.The U17 AFCON is billed to take place between April 14-26, 2019.Players and officials were seen off at the [...]

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    Eaglets to battle Tanzania, Algeria, Uganda for World Cup ticket

Eaglets to battle Tanzania, Algeria, Uganda for World Cup ticket

The Golden Eaglets have been drawn in Group A to face Tanzania, Algeria and Uganda at the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.The draw was held on Thursday at Mlimani City Conference Centre, Dar Es Salam, Tanzania.The tournament will be held from April 14 to 28, 2019.The semi-finalists will represent the continent at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru.The two [...]

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    Eaglets beat Ghana via penalties, seal U17 AFCON spot

Eaglets beat Ghana via penalties, seal U17 AFCON spot

The Golden Eaglets on Saturday defeated Ghana’s Black Starlets via penalties in the final of the U17 WAFU zone B qualifying tournament.The pulsating encounter which ended 1-1 after regulation time held at the Stade General Seyni Kountche in Niamey.The Starlets shot into the lead in the 54th minute but the Nigerian team equalised minutes later when Akinkunmi Amoo finished brilliantly.Both teams tried hard [...]

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    Eaglets through to final of U17 AFCON qualifier

Eaglets through to final of U17 AFCON qualifier

Nigeria's Golden Eaglets beat Niger Republic 2-1 in the semi-final of the U17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying tournament.Akinkunmi Amoo shot Nigeria into the lead in the 43rd minute. Amao almost doubled Nigeria's lead in the 48th minute but saw his effort blocked.Olakunle Oluwasegun doubled Nigeria's lead in the 58th minute.Four minutes into added time, Niger Republic scored a [...]

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    Golden Eaglets thrash Baby Elephants to keep U17 AFCON hope alive

Golden Eaglets thrash Baby Elephants to keep U17 AFCON hope alive

The Golden Eaglets were in ruthless form as they thrashed Cote d'Ivoire 5-1 in the U17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying tournament.The team lost its opening Group B match to Burkina Faso on Monday, but on Thursday, Manu Garba's boys led 4-0 at half-time.With the Eaglets needing a win to get their campaign back on track, they did so with class.As [...]

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    Golden Eaglets suffer narrow loss to Burkina Faso

Golden Eaglets suffer narrow loss to Burkina Faso

The Golden Eaglets fought hard but succumbed to a defeat by Burkina Faso in their opening match of the CAF U17 AFCON qualifiers in Niamey.Manu Garba's boys were beaten 3-2 in the entertaining five-goal thriller on Monday.Burkina Faso had a two-goal cushion after six minutes courtesy of Albert Outtara and Issa Ouedrago.Samson Tijani and Olakunle Olusegun were the goalscorers for [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Super Eagles need prayers to succeed in Russia, says Malta-based Ifeanyi Nworah

INTERVIEW: Super Eagles need prayers to succeed in Russia, says Malta-based Ifeanyi Nworah

Ifeanyi David Nworah, a former Golden Eaglet plying his trade in Malta, fancies his chances of playing for the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.Despite being in a tricky group, Nworah is confident the Super Eagles have the quality to make it past the first round but he says prayers are required to guarantee success.In this [...]

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