Niamey - Nigeria's Under-17 team, Golden Eaglets, Thursday safely arrived safely in Niamey for the 11th African Under-17 Championship and were given a royal welcome by members of the local-based Nigeria Football Supporters Club.
Flag-waving members of the NFSC led by their chairman, Sidney Sunday Ubanna, rode in a motorcade with the team to their new Palace Royale Hotel abode, where accommodation have been reserved for the team.
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The Nigerians assured the team of total support for the team throughout their stay in Niamey. A representative of Nigeria Ambassador to Niger, who was unavoidably absent, was also at the hotel to welcome the team.
"Some of us were actually in Sokoto yesterday (Wednesday) when you played the friendly match against Fasbir and we were really impressed with the performance of the boys. We are also expecting more of our members and we are going to support the team all the way at this championship, said Sidney."
The Championship holds between February 15 and March 1 with the semi-finalists to represent the continent at the 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile in October.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.