Golden Eaglets captain Samson Tijani believes the team is good enough to win a sixth title at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil, Completesports.com.
The Eaglets are the most successful team in the history of the competition with five titles to their name and finished as runners-up on another three occasions.
“Our country’s previous success does not place any pressure on our shoulders at all,” Tijani told FIFA.com.
“But the world is naturally expecting a great deal from us, and I’m confident that we’ll be able to follow in the footsteps of our predecessors.
“Our coaches have so much experience – not just Garba, but also his assistant Nduka Ugbade, who led Nigeria to the title for the first time as captain in 1985. They know exactly what we need to do to finish the tournament as champions.
Manu Garba’s boys will face Hungary in their first game on Saturday.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.