FIFA U17 World Cup: Golden Eaglets Get Tough Opponents In Round Of 16

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There is possibility that Nigerian Golden Eaglets will face European side, the Netherlands in the round of 16 at the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.

Despite losing 2-1 to Australia, Golden Eaglets finished as Group B winners and it would now face the Europeans who qualified from Group D as one of the four best third-placed teams.

The Herald reported that President Buhari applauded the performance of the Golden Eaglets in their second game at the  Under 17 FIFA World Cup competition.

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The Golden Eaglets won the match by 3-2 after they had trailed Ecuador by 1-2, 15 minutes to the end of the match.

Meanwhile, The Herald reported that the Abdu Maikaba, Flying Eagles Assistant coach and coach of Plateau United on Monday, said the the Golden Eaglets would do better in the U-17 World cup scheduled for in Brazil in September.

Maikaba in Abuja said that the team’s poor outing in the just concluded AFCON U-17 championship was not enough to write them off. He expressed confidence in the team which he said was full of talent and youthfulness.

“That team has explored many talents for Nigeria’s future super Eagles. The boys, despite their crash, are good and I believe they will do better in Brazil by September, “Maikaba said. The coach urged Nigerians not to lose hope but renew their support for the team.



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