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2023 U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets Are Prepared For South Africa Game –Ugbade

2023 U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets Are Prepared For South Africa Game –Ugbade

Golden Eaglets coach, Nduka Ugbade says his team is prepared for the match against South Africa on Saturday at the ongoing 2023 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.

The Eaglets need at least a point from the match to qualify for the quarter-final.

In a video posted on the Nff Twitter handle, Ugbade talked up the encounter with the South Africans.

“We prepared and noticed against South Africa, we the game that they played, totally different from the first one ,” Ugbade said.

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“When you look critically to the situation the two of them met at the COSAFA and Zambia won 1-0. I’ve seen the whole team, very strong team my concern is more about development.”

The Golden Eaglets are currently second in Group B with three points after two matches and a zero goal difference.

Eaglets are currently second in Group B with three points after two matches and a goal difference of zero.

South Africa are third with three points from two games also but a goal difference of minus one.

The top four countries at the tournament will represent Africa at the U-17 FIFA World Cup which will be held from November 10 to December 2.

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  • Professor 1 year ago

    I trust you guys, just tell your team to be focus and you will win the game. Up Naija

    • Sportradio88.0 fm 1 year ago

      The results is of the game was too difficult to put here. Anyway left see if they will qualify as one a best 3rd for the next stage . south Africa where simply to much to hold . Dey counter the eaglet and each time the ball end in the next as if dey have haaland in their team . The eaglet has 74% ball possession. And south Africa has 26% possession. Eaglet had 10 ball on target and south 3 .eaglet has 2 yellow and south Africa 6 yellow eaglet missed 2 penalties
      South Africa has 2 red but still won with 3 goals .
      Nigeria 0 south Africa 3
      If the eaglet has played a bit defensive they could have won but dey attack every minute and left the defense open and wife for the south Africa to score 3 long ball from the box 18

  • Toluwase 1 year ago

    It’s only you I can trust among all the national team coaches.  I 100% believe you. You guys were just unlucky against Morocco. 

    Come my lads. I love you all. 

  • Glory 1 year ago

    I am truly enjoying the football this our under 17 play. And while it will be great to win, qualify and even go on to win the world cup, I am already satisfied, that UGBADE has been able to assemble a truly under-17 bunch of talents, who surely know how to play ball, with potential to grow massively into the future. I THINK WE DEMAND TOO MUCH FROM THESE UNDER AGE COMPETITION REASON THESE COACHES BECOME DESPERATE TO ALLOWING CHEATING PLAYERS AND ALL SORT OF THINGS.

  • Greenturf 1 year ago

    It’s good to lose one game in the group stages.Supposedly,it does make a team to work even harder,most times teams that won all group games are complacent and tends to get beat at the knockout stages.
    I trust Ugbade boys to get results needed to proceed to the next stage of this competition.

  • I hope overconfidence or complacency doesn’t impede the U.17 boys

  • Good luck to the Golden Eaglets on Saturday.

  • Good luck guys.

    God bless Nigeria

  • Bobo Colorado Springs 1 year ago

    Nigeria already qualified for the next round. Even if they lose their game against against South Africa. They will come out as one of the two best Loser’s teams.

    • JimmyBall 1 year ago

      Bobo Colorado… If South Africa beats us(God Forbid) and Zambia beat Morocco with three goals we are gone… We will then be 4th in our group because no head-to-head in group stage.

      • Bobo Colorado Springs 1 year ago

        Ok! i thought there was head-to-head rule. Anyway, we stand a better chance to qualify.

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