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Nigeria failed to qualify for the FIFA U17 World Cup tournament following their ouster in the CAF U17 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final at the hands of Burkina Faso.
NFF Technical Director, Austin Eguavoen has praised the Nigeria U17 MNT and believes the Players will Excel despite the CAF U17 Africa Cup of Nations fiasco.
The Nigeria U17 MNT, Golden Eaglets, lost on two fronts, they got Knocked out of the U17 Africa Cup of Nations and also lost a spot in the FIFA U17 World Cup, after losing 2:1 to Burkina Faso in the quarter finals.
Nigeria U17 MNT head Coach, Nduka Ugbade believes the Players will go on to excel despite the quarter-final heartbreak in the Cup of Nations.
Nigeria weas dealt a heavy blow in the 2-1 defeat to Burkina Faso in their CAF U17 Africa Cup of Nations quarter finals match on Thursday.
Nigeria will take on Burkina Faso in a quarter final match of the U17 Africa Cup of Nations, this Thursday, in what will be a repeat of the 2022 WAFU B Championship finals, which saw Golden the Eaglets win 2-1.
Nduka Ugbade expressed relief after Nigeria team earned a spot in the quarter finals of the U17 Africa Cup of Nations following a thrilling 3-2 victory over South Africa on Saturday.
In their last group stage encounter at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Nduka Ugbade discussed how his team was able to overcome South Africa.
Nigeria sealed qualification to the Quarter finals of the U17 Africa Cup of Nations after seeing off South Africa 3-2 in a nervy encounter that required the Eaglets to come back twice before claiming the win.