Lome - Board member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF),
Yussuf Fresh has tipped the Golden Eaglets to go all the way to win the
on-going WAFU B Under-17 Tournament in Togo.
Fresh who is NFF's leader of delegation to the competition,
said the Nigerian youngsters are good for the gold medal following their steady
progress in the last few days. The Golden Eaglets confirmed their place in the
semi-finals by twice beating their Group B rivals, Mali with a similar 2-0
margins on Monday and Wednesday; and are billed to take on neighbouring Benin
Republic in one of the semis on Friday.
"Frankly, I want to say that the Golden Eaglets are set
for Gold," said a joyous Fresh who doubles as the chairman of NFF's Youth
Committee after the team's 2-0 win on Wednesday.
"These boys are taking each game as it comes and I like
their approach. If they can be focused, no team can stop them here."
Fresh said he scored the team's performance so far in the
competition above-average, adding that there is indeed room for improvement as
they build towards their second round 2015 CAN qualifier against winner of the
first round match between Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo.
"We would leave no stone unturned because a lot is
expected from us as the defending champions”, noted Fresh.
"Their performance here would boost their confidence
for the African qualifiers and I think they can win this competition because
they are getting better with each match.”
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