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
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