Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tag "Golden Eaglets"

    Finidi George: I’ll love to coach Nigeria

Finidi George: I’ll love to coach Nigeria

Finidi George, former Super Eagles right winger, has expressed his desire to coach any of the Nigerian national teams. In a chat with Brila, the 49-year-old ex-footballer, however, stated his preference for the youth team. The former Ajax and Real Betis player has had some coaching stints with the youth team at Real Mallorca, his former club, in Spain. George, who had 62 [...]

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    Kabiru Baleria, Kano Pillars team manager, dies at 57

Kabiru Baleria, Kano Pillars team manager, dies at 57

Kabiru Baleria, a former Kano Pillars player and team manager, is dead after enduring a protracted illness. He passed away aged 57. Baleria's death was announced in a statement issued on the website of the Nigeria Professional Football League side. The former assistant Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles coach, according to the statement, died on Tuesday evening at Doctor’s clinic in Bompai quarters in [...]

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    Philip Osondu, ex-Golden Eaglet, dies in Belgium

Philip Osondu, ex-Golden Eaglet, dies in Belgium

Philip Osondu, former Golden Eaglets forward, has died in Belgium. According to reports, Osondu died on arrival to the hospital he took himself to for treatment on Thursday when he felt unwell at work. The 48-year-old former youth international played regularly for the youth teams of Nigeria, but never reached the first team. The former El-Kanemi warrior player was part of Nigeria squad [...]

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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 lash Hungary in U17 FIFA World Cup comeback win

Golden Eaglets lash Hungary in U17 FIFA World Cup comeback win

The Golden Eaglets started their campaign for a sixth U17 FIFA World Cup title with a dramatic comeback in the first group B game against Hungary on Saturday night. The Manu Garba boys netted three late goals to come charging back to beat Hungary 4-2 to reinforce the favourite tag given to them ahead of the 2019 edition of the youth [...]

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    REVEALED: West Ham goalkeeper makes Nigeria’s 21-man list for U-17 World Cup

REVEALED: West Ham goalkeeper makes Nigeria’s 21-man list for U-17 World Cup

English Premier League goalkeepers from West Ham United and Bournemouth Football Club will be keeping the shots as Manu Garba lists his 21-man final list for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, TheCable can report. The goalkeepers are Jinadu Daniel (picture) and Oluwabusola Joseph. The Eaglets, who made a return to the biennial international men's youth football championship, will be led by Samson [...]

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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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    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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