21 Eaglets For U-17 AFCON Finals

21 Eaglets For U-17 AFCON Finals
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By Ebube Dike

21 members of the National U.17 team left the shores of the country on Wednesday to participate in the AFCON U.17 championship in Tanzania.

The lucky players are Sunday Stephen, Shedrack Tanko, Ogaga Oduko, Samson Okikiola Tijani, Clement Chigozie Ikenna, David Akulo .

Others selected are Ishaya, Olakunle Junior Olusegun, Mayowa David Abayomi, Wisdom Ubani, Adrian Akande, Mubaraq Gata Adeshina, Shuaib Abdulrazaq, Akinkunmi Ayobami Amoo, Olatomi Alfred Olaniyan, Charles Etim, Suleman Shaibu, Peter Agba, Divine Nwachukwu, Ibraheem Olalekan Jabaar, Fawaz Abdullahi, Ayomide Oluwabusola.

The Five –time world champions, Nigeria flew out of Abuja on Wednesday on their way to Tanzania to take part in the 13th Africa U17 Cup of Nations taking place in that country, 14th – 28th April.

Addressing the players and officials before departure, the Acting President of NFF, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, charged the team to do the nation proud by lifting the U17 AFCON trophy in Dar es Salaam on 28th April.

The Golden Eaglets secured their ticket to Tanzania after winning the WAFU B U17 Tournament in Niger Republic in September last year, 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.

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