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NSC plans retreat for Eaglets in Calabar

03 December 2013, 08:31

Abuja - The National Sports Commission (NSC) is putting together a retreat for the Super Eagles after their FIFA Under 17 World Championship triumph in the United Arab Emirate (UAE).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Golden Eaglets defeated Mexico, the defending champions, 3-0 in the final to lift the FIFA U-17 trophy in the UAE.

A statement issued by Julius Ogunro, the special assistant on media to the sports minister, said the retreat would help the NSC fashion out a blueprint for sustaining Nigeria’s performance at age-grade competition.

He said the retreat would also focus on providing the right orientation for the victorious Golden Eaglets on their career progress.

"The Cross Rivers State Government will host the retreat taking place in Calabar on December 20.

"Participants will be drawn from the NSC, Nigeria Football Federation, business community, ex-footballers and other sports stakeholders," he said.

According to Ogunro topics to be discussed at the retreat include, developing the right social skills, the ABC of football contracts, the attitude for success, image and media management and financial management.

Ogunro quoted the minister of sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, as saying that the retreat was essential to document the strategies that ensured the country’s success at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

He said the documentation would be for future purpose.

"It is necessary to properly guide the young players to make the right career decisions.

"I am sure this is the first time we are having this kind of retreat after a successful outing after a major championship.

"We want to provide these young boys with the knowledge which would help them make the right career choice," Ogunro quoted Abdullahi as saying.



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