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NFF assures Eaglets of support ahead of FIFA U17 World Cup

23 June 2015, 11:37

Abuja - Ahead of the FIFA U17 World Cup, the Nigeria Football Federation have said it will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the  Golden Eaglets put up a solid performance at the forthcoming U17 World Cup in Chile.

NFF's 1st Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi said as much during a chat with the media on the margin of the team's training session at the NFF/ FIFA Goal Project Pitch in Abuja on Monday.

Akinwunmi, who was in company of Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, General Secretary of the NFF, said the Golden Eaglets would be given maximum support in order to fly the country's flag high in Chile, adding he was impressed with the on-going selection process of the team.

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“The U-17 team would be given the maximum support and don't forget that we are the defending champions of the world,” he said. “I have seen some quality players here and there is a level of competition amongst the players which means the process of picking the players is open."

Speaking against the backdrop of performances of both the Flying Eagles and Super Falcons at recent World Cup competitions, Akinwunmi said the NFF is putting together far-reaching policies to enhance youth development.

The U17 team is preparing for the World Cup to be held between October 17 and November 8 in the South American country.

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