FIFA U17 World Cup: Opposition Coach rates Eaglets as Favorites


Head Coach of the South Korea U17 side Kim Jung-soo, says Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets are one of the strongest teams at this year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Brace from Olakunle Olusegun, a goal each from Divine Nwachukwu and Charles Etim helped the five-time world champions back to winning way against South Korea, after their 2-1 defeat to Sao Paulo.


Kim Jung-soo said he was impressed with performance of his side against the Manu Garba’s boys and added that gave his technical crew much to learn before the tournament begins later this month.


”We are actually happy that we have the problems that we can solve until the start of the tournament, so we have like ten days left to solve the problems.


”The Nigeria team is one of the best teams in U17 tournaments. I watched some of their match videos and they are very skillful and speedy,” said Jung-soo who spoke through an interpreter.


Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will continue their training tour for the World Cup later against Japan.


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