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Golden Eaglets arrive in Sharjah for Uruguay clash

31 October 2013, 08:29

Abuja - Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets on Wednesday arrived in Sharjah, venue of their quarter-final match against Uruguay at the ongoing 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

A statement by the team’s media officer, Morakinyo Abodunrin, said the team was led by the chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFf), Aminu Maigari.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the team on Tuesday qualified for the match against Uruguay after thrashing Iran 4-1 in a Round of 16 match.

The quarter-final game has been scheduled to hold at the Sharjah International Stadium on Saturday, November 2 by 5pm Nigerian time.

"The journey which took about two and a half hours by bus was seamless as the Golden Eaglets landed safely in the city to settle down ahead of the game,’’ the statement said.

It said the Eaglets were being housed at the impressive Radisson Blu Resort, which has an idyllic serene environment alongside a beach.

The statement quoted the team’s assistant coach, Nduka Ugbade, as saying "the team would try to make their stay memorable by winning the encounter."

NAN recalls that the team had won three and drawn one of the four matches they have played so far, scoring a total of 18 and conceding five goals.

The competition, which is in its 15th edition, had started on October 17 and will end on November 8.



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