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WAFU B Tourney: Golden Eaglets Tackle Burkina Faso For Final Ticket

WAFU B Tourney: Golden Eaglets Tackle Burkina Faso For Final Ticket

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will take on Burkina Faso on Friday (today) in the semi-final of the WAFU B tournament at the Stade De Kegue, Lome, reports Completesports.com.

Fatai Amoo’s side came second in Group B behind Cote d’l voire who did them a big favour by edging out Ghana 3-1 on Tuesday.

The Eaglets started the competition with a 1-0 loss to the Ivorians before battling to a 1-1 draw against perenial rivals Ghana.

Burkina Faso on the other hand thrashed Benin Republic 5-1 in their opening game and played a 0-0 draw against Niger in their second Group A fixture.

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With the Eaglets scoring once in two games and wasting a number of chances coach Amoo hopes his side will discover their scoring boots this time around.

“They (Burkinan Faso) are one of the favourites from what I saw of them. They are a high-scoring side and that should bring the best out of us,” he said.

“Our biggest undoing is that we have not taken our chances and we cannot afford to do so because this is the qualification match for the AFCON.

“We hope to do better than our first two games by converting our chances and defending resolutely to reach the final.”

The winner of the game is guaranteed a place at the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations scheduled for Morocco later in the year.

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  • ahmed 5 months ago

    Dear Pundit, which channel can I watch the match please

  • Ololo 5 months ago

    Looking at their faces, one can tell these boys are young..

    Proud of this team already..

    Plz anyone who can help us with link on how to watch them play

  • Dr. Drey 5 months ago

    Bfaso u17 vs Nig u17

    click the link and thank me later….lolz


    • onwajunior 5 months ago

      Thanks Dr. Drey

    • JimmyBall 5 months ago

      @Dr.Drey… Thanks for the shared link. Watching our boys, I can say this has to be one of the worst set of Eaglets ever assembled… they can’t even string three passes right. The last U-17 was even better than this one. These ones are such a poor, technically and tactically deficient bunch. Fatai Amoo committed treason with this team. Such a shame…

  • Thanks a lot Dr drey!Can’t believe  this boys are representing Nigeria..they are below average  ,despite their young age.even Burkina Faso boys are playing much better than our eaglets and I think they can’t win this Match with what I have seen so far.well I wish them all the best.

  • Dr. Drey 5 months ago

    Butt de áttaquant le Nigerien…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Wuru wuru to the answer style of coaching. This is what one can expect from coaches like Bosso and Amoo.
    We are just banking on luck and good fortune to get them job done.
    Give these same boys to Manu or Ugbade and they will give you sweet, technical attacking football.

    • Dr. Drey 5 months ago

      Full time: BFA 0:1 NIG

      Like play like joke we dont enter final…..LMAO

  • This is simply pathetic, corruption is starting to overwhelm and eat up our football too.

  • JimmyBall 5 months ago

    NFF should strip Fatai Amoo of this team and put Manu and Ugbade in charge. They were just lucky to reach the finals. Nigeria can raise a better team even in a month if the handlers will not pick relatives and neighbours with little talent.

    • KENNETH 5 months ago

      I said it here some days ago. Manu should have just continued in the job. All I was watching is ball in the air. Burkina faso were just unfortunate.

  • KENNETH 5 months ago

    Congrats Eaglets. But more work needs to be done on the team. Not too fantastic compared to the more attacking style we used to seeing.

  • Proudly 9ja 5 months ago

    Worst eaglet team ever. What an eyesore. Our journalist should ask peak milk and monkey minister of sports if they watched these games and those played by the FE? Again if we don’t stand up for our football, this is what we are going to be getting. Soon this crap will find its way to the SE, Wgat am I even saying, its beginning to seep into the way the SE play. Do disjointed, There is absolutely no way Garba will bring a team dis bad to represent 9ja evenb2 weeks to a tournament. Amo is playing green eagles of 1920 kind of football. I nor fit shout abeg.

    • Yinkus 5 months ago

      Watching those guys reminds me of how we use to play monkey post kind of football back then.

      Haba, no skill, no sense of directions, no cohesion nothing at all, apart from the goal keeper who apear to show glimps of how a footballer should be. There is no fighting spirit, if care is not taken we will wake up to discovered that our super eagle has transformed into super chicken.

  • @JimmyBall. Can you see it is very glaring what would become of the Super Eagles if and when you put in “one of our jeun jeun People”. I can assure you merit would be jettisoned at the alter of favouritism and corruption. To be very candid, I bet you even the best of our ex internationals turned coaches would compromise and bulge under pressure from govt officials, friends and family et’al. A friend once told me he knows of another friend who served a term as a LGA sole administrator and “jejely” retired to his professional live and rented apartment afterwards, folks you won’t believe it that friends, neighbours and even family follow abuse am saying he is a disgrace, why? Because the poor guy no steal money or divert LG funds to build a house for himself. Abel make I just off my mic. Plenty wahala dey this country

  • Dr. Drey 5 months ago

    I could remember vividly, 2009 U17, the first time MRI was used, 2 weeks to start of tournament only 6 players (or thereabout) in the entire team passed MRI, of the few that passed, just 2 were even below the boarder line. Long story short, Obuh raised a new team from scratch, that still managed to play some sweet football at that world cup with 2 weeks left. Give Amoo 2 years with this team and they still wont play any better football than we’ve seen them play so far….I can beat my chest on that.

    At this level, I am more interested about the kind of football exhibited by these kids and how many of them catch the eyes of foreign scouts, rather than the medal they come home with. If there were to be an u17 WC this year….I will bet my money that Amoo would not be the one to lead the team to that world cup….That’s sure. Crap coaching……Crap ass coaching….thats all Ive seen so far. Forget we are in the final. Godwin Uwua gave us such crap football in 2007 U20 AFCON and skimmed to the final yet was thorwn out b4 the WC. Ladan Bosso (yes…same ladan bosso) gave us another set of crap useless brand of football in 2009 u20 AFCON and was booted out b4 WC despite striking bronze.

    We will see more of this crap coaching at the AFCON proper….and that’s when many will see that the “time”thing was just an alibi. Amoo should just lead the team to Morocco and thereafter be chased far away from any of our national teams. I knew his antecedents and that of Bosso from way back and from the moment they were hired, I knew its the dawn of sorrow and pains for fans.

  • SAMUEL 5 months ago

    Guy’s please don’t blame fatai Amoo.A coach was given a huge task less than a month for a competition and most of his trusted boys were dropped due to MRI.Fatai Amoo is house hold name in Nigeria League.Am sure he will change most of these boys once the tournament starts.

  • Goal ⚽️ 5 months ago

    The purpose of this  age grade Football is to discover talents and tutor them into stars in the future but from what we saw this evening this boys are still lacking the basics of the game,  it’s too early for me to conclude that there’s no talent among them but will just leave it at proper training.

    Over to Amaju picnic, something needs to be done after this tournament.

  • Ololo 5 months ago

    This team is young, far the youngest ever u17 team in our history..

    Kudos to caf for the new rule, one player fails MRI the whole team goes home.. All the teams in the tournament are young, which is evident in their play, far far below the sweet football we know other u17 use to play with their overage boys..

    Let’s not forget most of our boys before the tournament failed MRI scan, I heard only 3 first team player were in the original list before the scan.

    In all I saw some good players with a very good goalkeeper..

    • Dr. Drey 5 months ago

      I agree with you though. I give CAF a huge thumbs up for this new policy of “an injury to one is an injury to all”. Previously players with MRI grade 6 (who are usually most likely way above 17 years: remember fortune chukwudi) would have made the team. With this policy FAs are forced to select grade 4. And as you said, its very evident in their junvenile way of playing…but the goal keeper has really caught my eye….he really looks well schooled in the art….his techniques are really up there even for his age. He is the only shining light is a team with little or nothing to brag about.

  • Goal ⚽️ 5 months ago

    The defense is also worthy of mention, they hardly concede goals easily.

    The midfield is disjointed and the attack is not well coordinated.
    More work to be done