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Golden Eaglets off to Cairo Wednesday

02 July 2014, 14:12Israel Ojoko

Abuja - The National Under-17 team would depart Abuja for Cairo on Wednesday for a two-tie international friendly match against their Egyptian counterpart.

A squad of 25 players and nine officials breezed into Abuja from their base in Calabar on Tuesday en route to Cairo. Also expected on the trip is Coach Siji Lagunju, the chief technical officer at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The tune up friendly was at the instance of the NFF and Egyptian Football Association (EFA) ahead of their team's African U-17 Championship qualifiers.

While the Golden Eaglets were drawn by into the second round of the CAN Under-17 qualifiers for Niger 2015, the Junior Pharaohs dispatched Sudan 7-3 on aggregate in the first round and they would respectively meet Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo respectively later this month.

Last May ,the Golden Eaglets handed a 3-2 and 3-1 defeats to the Junior Pharaohs  in Kaduna and the return leg in Cairo would see the two sides do battle twice again on July 4th and 6th.

Before departing Kaduna last time, Egypt's coach Gamiel Mohammed Ali vowed to pay back Nigeria in their own coin and it remains to be seen how that is  plausible on the strength of Golden Eaglets rich vein of form.

"We are expecting a more difficult game in Cairo," stated Prince Udofia, Golden Eaglets coordinator.

"Of course, the Egyptians would want to avenge their last defeats against us but our team has really improved over time. It is going to be competitive and I think it would be good preparatory matches for our qualifiers against Congo," he added.

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