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.
media on Tuesday, Pinnick said the feelers he got from the team is good, and
remains confident the team will win and progress.
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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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
And it is based
on that that Pinnick says he wants Nigeria to continue dominating at this
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,"