Niamey - The Golden Eaglets lost 3-1 to Niger on Saturday in
a CAF U17 Championship qualifier and will not have the opportunity to defend
their world title.
This latest development has now ensured Nigeria will not
play at all men’s football competition both on the continent and on the global
stage in 2017.
The Super Eagles failed to qualify for the AFCON 2017 and
did the Flying Eagles, who also missed out of on the next FIFA U20 World Cup.
Also read: Golden Eaglets arrive Niamey, set for Menas’ test
The Golden Eaglets have now compounded Nigeria’s woes, which
many argue is as a result of bad administration of the game in the West African
Having won 1-0 in the first leg a fortnight ago, the Golden
Eaglets only needed to avoid defeat on Saturday in the Niamey encounter.
But Nigeria failed to hold their own, losing to their West
African neighbour and consequently missing out on the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup.
News24 reported that the Executive Governor of Sokoto State,
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal charged the Nigeria U-17 side, Golden Eaglets to do the
country proud in Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Junior
Menas of Niger Republic in Niamey.
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- News24 Nigeria