25 Golden Eaglets off to Togo for WAFU tourney | Dailytrust

25 Golden Eaglets off to Togo for WAFU tourney

Coach Fatai Amoo, Nigeria’s U-17 boys, Golden Eaglets
Coach Fatai Amoo, Nigeria’s U-17 boys, Golden Eaglets

Five-time world champions, Nigeria, and three-time world champions, Ghana, are part of the seven-team West African Football Union (WAFU B) U-17 tournament taking place in Lome, Togo from January 5 to 20, 2021.

Nigeria’s U-17 boys, Golden Eaglets, will fly into Lome today from Lagos, with a squad of 25 players, who are expected to pick the ticket from the WAFU tournament to represent the region in this year’s CAF U-17 Cup of Nations taking place in Morocco.

Nigeria conquered the world in 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013 and 2015.

Ghana also dominated cadet football on the African continent, while Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal are forces to be reckoned with.

The Eaglets’ first encounter in Lome will be against the Ivorians at the Stade Municipal on Wednesday from 4pm.

The encounter will  serve as a pointer to how much the Eaglets are keen to conquer Africa again.

On Saturday at the same venue, they will clash with Ghana’s Black Starlets in a potentially explosive encounter between two teams with eight world titles between them.

Hosts Togo will open the two-week tournament against Niger Republic at the Stade Kegue on Tuesday, hours before Group A’s other teams Benin Republic and Burkina Faso clash at the same venue.

Nigeria, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire make up the three teams in Group B.

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
Media Trust Ltd

Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Email: membership@dailytrust.com
Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410