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Sports News of Saturday, 25 June 2022


Former Super Eagles coach sends message to triumphant Golden Eaglets

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Former Super Eagles coach Augustine Eguavoen has congratulated the Golden Eaglets and their coaches after their victory over Burkina Faso in the final of the WAFU B Under-17 championship.

Nigeria had already secured the ticket to the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations by virtue of reaching the final. But they showed hunger for the trophy against their Burkina Faso counterparts.

The hunger brought fruits for them in the end, as two goals from Abubakar Abdullahi were enough to give Nigeria the 2-1 victory in Ghana.

The victory was just the climax of a scintillating series of performances from Nduka Ugbade’s boys, as they were the only team that did not lose a game at the tournament.

Immediate past Super Eagles boss Eguavoen took to social media to congratulate the team on their efforts.

“Congratulations are in order to the Golden Eaglets. Led by Nduka Ugbade. Massive well done, to the entire Nigeria U17 players and backroom staff! WAFU B Champions.” Eguavoen said on Twitter.

Next up for the boys is the U-17 Nations Cup scheduled for 2023 in Algeria. The top four teams from the tournament will qualify for the World Cup.