The camp of the U-17 Men National Team, otherwise known as Golden
Eaglets, will open at the Federal Capital, Abuja on Monday.
Head Coach, Manu Garba, who will work with assistants Emmanuel Amuneke
and Nduka Ugbade and Goalkeepers’ Trainer Emeka Amadi, has already
submitted a list of 50 players who would be involved in the first
phase of screening.
Although the fixtures for next year’s African U-17 Championship are yet
to be released by CAF, NFF General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu
said on Wednesday that the Federation is determined to give total
support to the technical crew to raise a team that Nigerians would be
“As it is, the technical crew is starting from scratch. They will have
to screen a lot of players and come up with those they feel are good
enough to battle for shirts to represent Nigeria.
“As a Federation, we are determined that the new U-17 Men’s Team must
do Nigeria proud. This is a project that must be approached with all
seriousness, as there would be zero tolerance for age cheating. This
is a tournament in which Nigeria has lifted the World Cup three times
previously, and also finished as runner-up three times. But we failed
to even qualify for the last African Championship and that means we
must make extra efforts this time”, said
Sent in Aderonke Ogunleye