The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has charged the under-seventeen national team, Golden Eaglets, to keep level heads and stay focused to conquer Ghana’s Black Starlets in Niamey.
The Eaglets will take on the Black Starlets in the final of the CAF under-seventeen Cup of Nations WAFU B Tournament in Niamey on Saturday. The winner of the tournament will qualify for the finals of the 2019 Africa under-seventeen Cup of Nations.
Pinnick, who is also 1st Vice-President of the Confederation of African Football, is in no doubt that the Nigerian boys possess the quality to defeat the Black Starlets and also do the nation proud at the final tournament in Tanzania.
He advised the young lads to avoid distractions from agents, who according to him, will deceive and hurry them into signing for clubs that will not aid their proper development. Responding on behalf of the team, Goalkeeper Joseph Oluwabusola, thanked the NFF for the support so far and promised that they will make Nigeria proud on Saturday by defeating the Black Starlets to qualify for the under-seventeen Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania.