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NFF talks up Golden Eaglets

22 April 2014, 15:12Israel Ojoko

Abuja – Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Aminu Maigari has categorically told the up-and-coming national Under-17 team to follow the footsteps of their illustrious predecessors.

The Golden Eaglets are  record  four-time winner at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup following success at the 1985; 1993;2007 and 2013 editions and Maigari has assured  the current crop of players being put together of the total support of the NFF.

"We have been monitoring your activities since you started screening and I'm happy that you are making steady progress," said Maigari.  

"Once again, the NFF wants to assure the technical crew to sustain the momentum because as the defending champions, a lot is expected from you but be assured of our support always.”

Nigeria defeated Mali 2-0 in their opening game at the WAFU B U17 Tournament currently taking place in Togo.

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