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2023 U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets Ready To Conquer Africa Again– Ugbade

2023 U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets Ready To Conquer Africa Again–  Ugbade

Golden Eaglets head coach, Nduka Ugbade has said his team is battle ready for all opposition at the 203 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.

Algeria will host the competition from April 29 to May 19, 2023.

The Eaglets will make a record 10th apperance at the biennial competition, hoping to win the trophy for the first time since 2007.

Ugbade said the the five-time world champions are looking forward to a successful tournament in Algeria.

“It’s quite interesting. We have always been waiting for this moment. We will face every team as they come,” Ugbade told CAFonline.

“One after the other. We are not talking about winning the AFCON. We are talking and planning about winning each match. One after the other. We will fight.”

“That’s most probably the toughest group. I have an idea of West, South, North and East African football. These are great nations but we are going to prepare ourselves for the onslaught. everyone of those teams will feel Nigeria. We have respect and a little fear knowing that we can lose. So with that we have to prepare so it doesn’t come to pass losing.”

Ugbade’s side are drawn in Group B with Zambia, Morocco and South Africa.

By Adeboye Amosu


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