Golden Eaglet's Abba Bichi eyes playing at Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo level
A member of Nigeria's Golden Eaglets squad at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil, Abba Bichi Jr. said he hopes to play football at the level of his role models Neymar Jr, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Bichi Jr., who was born December 27, 2003 in Bichi Local Government in Kano State, currently…
‘Don’t crucify Golden Eaglets’
Former Green Eagles winger, Adegoke Adelabu is of the view that the Golden Eaglets should not be blamed for the country’s poor performance at the on-going FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.
How lack of football intelligence killed Golden Eaglets in Brazil
Even before the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria stepped out for the round of 16 match, which they lost to Netherlands yesterday morning, some Nigerians, including former Green Eagles winger, Adegoke Adelabu, had written off the boys’ chances of making meaningful impact in the championship.
Okpala canvasses NPFL academies to correct tactical, technical deficiencies
Former Nigerian Captain, Sylvanus Okpala has blamed the Golden Eaglets’ failure to beat Netherland and qualify for the third round of the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil on the team’s coaches’ inability to study and counter their opponents’ formations in the game.
U-17 World Cup: Nigeria's comeback kings set for Netherlands challenge in round 16
Nigeria's Golden Eaglets, winners of Group B at the ongoing Fifa U-17 World Cup, will face the Netherlands, who advanced as one of the third-placed teams with the best records. Nigeria won their first two group stage games with impressive comeback performances but lost to Australia in their last group game. Nigeria will, however, be…
Golden Eaglets’ victory, a lesson in resilience, says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the performance of the Golden Eaglets in their second game at the ongoing Under 17 FIFA World Cup competition in Brazil, on Tuesday.
U-17 World Cup: Nigeria secures another dramatic win, qualify for round of 16
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets Tuesday night won their second group game 3-2 against Ecuador to book a spot in the next round of the FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament ongoing in Brazil. A hattrick from Ibrahim Said secured the dramatic comeback for the Golden Eaglets against Ecuador who were in a 2 -1 led until the…
Golden Eaglets clash with Ecuador with eyes on early ticket to Round of 16
The camp of the U-17 national team, Golden Eaglets in Brazil has been much energized by the words of love and encouragement by President Muhammadu Buhari. The players are looking to qualify for the competition’s Round of 16 when they play Ecuador this evening in Goiania.
Ekpo cautions Eaglets against complacency
Former international midfielder, Friday Ekpo has called on the Golden Eaglets to avoid complacency in their remaining games at the ongoing 2019 U-17 World Cup holding in Brazil.
Golden Eaglets’ victory excites Buhari, urges them to go for ultimate trophy
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria over what he described as a ‘fantastic beginning’ in the group’s opening match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil. The Nigeria Under-17 football team opened the championship with a 4-2 win over Hungary on Saturday, signaling their readiness to win the FIFA Championship for an unprecedented sixth time.