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NFA wants Eaglets to conquer Africa

05 December 2012, 09:11

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has restated its support for the U-17 National Team, the Golden Eaglets, to conquer Africa at the 2013 U-17 African Youth Championship (AYC) in Morocco.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Eaglets qualified for the Championship on  Dec. 2, after thrashing Mali 4-0 on aggregate.

They walloped Mali 2-0 in the first leg in Calabar on Nov. 18 and repeated same in the second leg in Mali on Dec 2.

In a statement from its Media Officer, Ademola Olajire, the NFA President, Aminu Maigari, said the football house is delighted with the team's performance.

"The NFA is delighted with the perfect qualifying campaign that these young lads have conducted.

"It is a long time we saw a Nigerian team completely dominate its qualifying series with so much enthusiasm.

"On our side at the NFA, we are ready to give the team every support toward bringing glory to our country at the finals in Morocco next year.

"What I can say is that the team will get adequate preparation that will enable it to conquer Africa," Maigari said.

The team will break camp on Dec. 9 after its commemorative match in celebration of Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom’s 50th birthday anniversary against Akwa Ibom Selected.

The team will then resume in February 2013 in preparation for the championship.

The AYC is billed to hold from April 13 to April 27, 2013.



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