U17 AFCON: Garba Tips Golden Eaglets To Beat Angola

U17 AFCON: Garba Tips Golden Eaglets To Beat Angola

Golden Eaglets coach Manu Garba is confident his side will beat Angola in Wednesday’s second group game at the ongoing Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania reports Completesports.com.

The five –time champions kicked of their campaign on a nervy note defeating hosts, Tanzania 5-4 and a win over Angola’s U17 who edged Uganda 1-0 in their opening game in Sunday will see them advance for the semi finals of the competition and automatically qualify for the FIFA U17 World Cup slated for Brazil later this year.

“Half of the boys in my team have not been on a plane before,” Garba revealed during his pre-match conference ahead of the game.

“They are inexperienced but we will take each gane as it comes and ahead of the game against Angola, the team will be better and win.”

Meanwhile, all four semi finalists at the ongoing championship in Tanzania will represent Africa in Brazil.

In Wednesday’s other match of Group A, hosts Tanzania will tackle Uganda in a match of two teams still hunting for their first points at the tournament.

Nigeria won the Africa U17 Cup of Nations in 2001 in Seychelles and in 2007 in Togo, and were world champions in 1985 (China), 1993 (Japan), 2007 (Korea Republic), 2013 (UAE) and 2015 (Chile).

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 11
  • Ako Amadi 5 months ago

    What has flying in an aircraft got to do with experience on the football pitch? Sone of these are local coaches talk like clowns

     
  • Sunnyb 5 months ago

    where did u get ur goalkeeper from, in two years of ur scouting so that guy is the best  goalie u guys can found in Nigeria?Mr Garba i smell sentiments in selecting that guy as our goalkeeper.

     
    • Dr. Drey 5 months ago

      If only you had been following proceedings in the U17 camp up till few days to the submission of the provisional list to caf, you would know that the team was decimated by the last MRI scan conducted just about 2 weeks ago. This new guy was only scouted 2 weeks ago and not 2 years. And he’s not all that bad too…..he couldnt have done anything about the first goal and most probably, the 2 penalties. For a 15 yr old who was playing his first international match at that point in time, he sure deserves some slack.

       
      • Simon 5 months ago

        Nna Drey I thought you and Oak was against this team because Chima was in support of Manu Abi your Egbo never clear? 

         
        • Dr. Drey 5 months ago

          I thought your clone claimed he had banned me from commenting on this forum ever again….common street dogs.

           
          • Ashy Slashy 5 months ago

            Common street dog, that is a bit violent.

             
        • Simon 5 months ago

          Nna Hungry no good o nwa Bhuari Aka Oak field Ni Drey tailor onye IT Ndi  Abakaliki. Hahahahahahah nwa Aba 

           
  • Ako Amadi 5 months ago

    If the goslkeeper had stood on the line for that first penalty, the ball would not have hit his bum. But he chose to stand behind the line and almost inside the net. When he rushed out the accident happened.

     
  • Chima E Samuels 5 months ago

    Who else notice the superb Nigerian coaching instinct at play in the ongoing match between Nigeria and Angola? I forever remain a loyal fan to Manu and Nduka. God bless the green

     
    • Bomboy 5 months ago

      Can’t say I am a fan of any coach, but I totally agree with you that this coach is doing a great Job and should be commended.

      His boys are superb!

       
    • Chima E Samuels 5 months ago

      May the soul of coach Yemi Tella Rest In Peace because I will give the credit of Manu Garba’s total football to him. In general it was a dominant performance from us with no heart attack or tension I just hope the boys will work more on their finishing and I love the new goal keeper he is well composed.