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Pinnick sure Eaglets will beat Australia

28 October 2015, 13:13

Abuja - President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick is confident the Nigerian U17 boys' team, the Golden Eaglets will defeat their Australian counterparts today in a round of 16 fixture of the FIFA U17 World Cup.

Speakingto the media on Tuesday, Pinnick said the feelers he got from the team is good, and remains confident the team will win and progress.

"They're in very high spirits," said Pinnick, "I have been in touch with them and they have promised to beat them (Australia), and we're looking forward to that victory," Pinnick stressed.

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The Golden Eaglets qualified top of group A, ahead of Croatia, hosts Chile, and the United States of America, while Australia finished from group C, as one of the best placed third teams.

A win for Nigeria in the fixture guarantees them a place in the quarter-final of the competition, and one step closer to retaining the title they won two years ago in the United Arab Emirates.

And it is based on that that Pinnick says he wants Nigeria to continue dominating at this level.

"We want them to win and keep dominating at this level. By it is not just about dominating at this level, we also need to build a very beautiful platform for them to transit to the U20's in line with our youth development program," Pinnick added.

- News24


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