U17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets forward Williams Rejects Favorites Tag


Prior to Nigeria’s face-off with Zambia at the U17 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria’s Stade Chahid Hamlaoui today, Precious Williams, the Eaglets’ captain, has stated that the team should not be considered the favourites.

Nigeria is in Group B which also features Zambia, Morocco, and South Africa. Williams added that the team respects all adversaries.


“We respect all the teams in the group. We are here to develop our football. We cannot say that we are the favourites because we are yet to play any team in the group.

“Our focus is to play according to the instructions of our coaches. We will defend and attack as a team and help one another to achieve a good result against Zambia,” the captain said at the pre-match press conference yesterday (Saturday).

The Golden Eaglets will begin their journey at the Under-17 AFCON when they play Zambia later today (Sunday) at 5 pm.


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