Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Golden Eaglets"

    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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    Kanu Nwankwo: Winning U17 World Cup really spurred my career

Kanu Nwankwo: Winning U17 World Cup really spurred my career

Nigerian football legend Nwankwo Kanu says winning the FIFA U17 World Cup in 1993 served as a launchpad for his trophy-littered career.The two-time African footballer of the year was thrust into the international limelight after winning the championship with Nigeria."The FIFA U-17 World Cup 1993 really spurred my career – within years of winning the title, I won the Olympic [...]

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    Continental Cup: Nigeria’s Ejaria to play for England against Golden Eaglets

Continental Cup: Nigeria’s Ejaria to play for England against Golden Eaglets

Nigeria’s U17 boys, Golden Eaglets, on Tuesday arrived the Korea Republic to contest in the 4-Nation U19 Suwon Continental Cup against England, Iran and hosts, Korea.The Eaglets on Monday departed the country via Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos on a seven hour non-stop flight aboard Qatar Airways to Hamad International Airport in Doha.From Doha, they embarked on another nine-hour flight [...]

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    Ogaba, ex-Golden Eaglets’ player, dies

Ogaba, ex-Golden Eaglets’ player, dies

Peter Ogaba, former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles player, is dead.One of his closed friends confirmed this to TheCable, saying he died on Friday after a brief illness."Peter Ogaba was found dead in his room this morning," he said."He has been sick for a while. His door had to be broken down to gain entrance into his room."It is indeed [...]

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    30 years on, Buhari fulfills promise to Eaglets

30 years on, Buhari fulfills promise to Eaglets

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday rewarded members of the Golden Eaglets that won the inaugural FIFA U-16 World Cup in China in 1985 when he was the military head of state.At a reception which held in honour of the players at old Banquet Hall of the state house in Abuja, Buhari said the compensating was not for them winning laurels [...]

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    Top 10 Eaglets who never became Eagles

Top 10 Eaglets who never became Eagles

The Golden Eaglets is Nigeria’s youngest national team which develops players for the Super Eagles, the senior national team.Nigeria is the most successful team in the U17 level – with a record five wins and five runners-up positions, but much of this has not translated into good for the Super Eagles.The country won its first title in 1985 side, defeating West [...]

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    ‘Nigeria may not win a single medal at Rio 2016’

‘Nigeria may not win a single medal at Rio 2016’

Angiel Taylor, director in charge of athletics, boxing and judo at the National Sports Commission (NSC), says Nigeria may not win any medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics.Taylor lamented the level of preparation, saying the sporting body has refused to send athletes to qualifier events ahead of the Olympics."There is every possibility that the country may return from the Rio [...]

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    Heroic reception for Eaglets

Heroic reception for Eaglets

The Golden Eaglets were accorded a reception worthy of heroes on their return to the country on Wednesday following a successful campaign at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.The team touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja aboard Emirates Airline flight EK 785 from Dubai and were met by thousands of sports fans.The fans cheered lustily as [...]

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    Amuneke: We worked very hard for this success

Amuneke: We worked very hard for this success

Golden Eaglets of Nigeria’s coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, said his team deserved winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup after putting in a lot of work.Nigeria defeated Mali 2-0 to win their fifth U-17 World Cup in Chile early Monday.And Amuneke owe the victory to hardwork.“We are thankful for everything. We wanted to bring the players to their dreams and we did [...]

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    Golden Eaglets are champions again

Golden Eaglets are champions again

Golden Eaglets of Nigeria became only the second side to retain the FIFA U-17 World Cup with a 2-0 win against Mali in Vina Del Mar.Victor Osimhen scored a record-breaking tenth goal of the tournament and Funsho Bamgboye added a second moment later.With the win, Nigeria became the only side after Brazil to win the trophy back-to-back.The two sides [...]

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    6 ‘ways’ to move from an Eaglet to a Super Eagle

6 ‘ways’ to move from an Eaglet to a Super Eagle

So, you want to emulate Nwankwo Kanu and be a regular with the Super Eagles after you were the cynosure at the U-17 level?Well, achieving that is not as easy as ABC but it can be mastered like the alphabet.Here are tips for members of the current squad who know that life begins after 17. Don’t be a goalkeeperBetween 1985 [...]

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    Eaglets to Eagles: For every Kanu a triple ‘can’t rule’

Eaglets to Eagles: For every Kanu a triple ‘can’t rule’

Meet Nwankwo Kanu aka Papilo.He won the FIFA U-17 World Cup with the Golden Eaglets in 1993.He won the Olympics with the Dream Team in 1996.He played at the World Cup with Super Eagles in 1998 and 2002.He captained the Super Eagles.He was voted the best player in Africa in 1996 and 1999.He never scored at the Africa Cup of [...]

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