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WAFU U-17: Sanusi Charges Golden Eaglets To For Victory Against Ghana

WAFU U-17: Sanusi Charges Golden Eaglets To For Victory Against Ghana

Global football powers Nigeria and Ghana will on Tuesday battle it out for the bronze medals of the ongong WAFU B U17 Championship in Accra, Ghana.

Given their pedigree at this level, both nations should have been preparing to test strength and savvy for who deserved the trophy, in the final match of the competition.

However, the Eaglets were downed by Cote d’Ivoire’s Baby Elephants while the Starlets were plucked by the Baby Etalons of Burkina Faso in the semi-finals.

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With the West African Football Union still unable to provide clarity on the number of teams that will proceed to the 2025 Africa U17 Cup of Nations from WAFU B, General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi has charged the Eaglets to go all out and execute the third-place encounter like a final match.

“We are still awaiting clarity on the number of teams that will qualify to the U17 AFCON from this tournament. Some people have said only three teams; some said four teams. It is therefore important that our boys go out there and play their hearts out to finish in third place.

“The Black Starlets will not be an easy ride. They are the home side and they will bank on the support of the fans. But our boys have what it takes to achieve victory.”

The third-place match will kick off at 3pm Ghana time (4pm Nigeria time) at the University of Accra Stadium, ahead of the final match between Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire, which commences at 6pm Ghana time (7pm Nigeria time).

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  • Selfmade KING 3 weeks ago

    Four teams ll qualify!

    Is a maiden edition and caf wldnt want Ghana or Nigeria to miss out

    There’s going to be 8 teams from reach regional association 

    8 from west
    8 from south 
    8 from north 
    8 from east

    Making the total 32 nations after which 10 ll qualify to the fifa under 17

    Wishing Ghana and Nigeria nothing but the best 

  • John-1 3 weeks ago

    Shebi Emmanuel Amunike win U-17 World Cup, some tribal champions said its very easy to win it. Fast-forward, Manu Garba fails to qualify for ‘ordinary’ U-17 World Cup lol

    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      Was Emmanuel Amunike appointed coach of the U17s 3 weeks before the tournament…?

      Not in the mood to make baseless comparisons, but the 2007 and 2013 U17 WC winning teams Manu garba built were far better U17 teams technically and tactically than the 2015 squad. If we are to rank U17 WC winning teams in Nigeria, Amunike’s team does not even come close to the top 3.

      We also wouldn’t forget that Manu went on to win the U20 AFCON and qualify for the U20 WC in New Zealand and has also won the WAFU B in 2019 (or thereabout).

      Shove to tribal jingoism down the sewers and show some respect to Manu.

      And by the way, Manu has not ‘failed to qualify’ for the U17 World cup yet. Though we are still waiting for CAF to say something, but from every indication, the semifinalists from the zonal tournaments may likely be allowed to qualify for the U17 AFCON from where 10 teams (possibly the 8 quarter finalists and 2 best loosers) will qualify for the world cup.

      So keep your jubilations low key for now, otherwise you may soon end up with eggs on your face.

    • Gen. JohnB (Field Marshal) 3 weeks ago

      Pot calling kettle black – You are the only tribal retard I see on this thread!
      You are so demented that you will even “out” your own self by sticking out like a sore thumb and then calling attention to your beligerent self mumu- yeye dey smell!

  • 9jaRealist 3 weeks ago

    Without prejudice, Yemi Tella built the 2007 U17 WC-winning Eaglets, not Manu Garba.

    Nonetheless, agree that the NFF cannot keep hamstringing coaches with off-field piss-poor preparations and/or administrative support and expect on-field victories from them.

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