Dare hosts Golden Eaglets, charges team to win AFCON title
The Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, hosted the victorious Golden Eaglets team that won the WAFU B U-17 Championship in Abuja on Tuesday.
The Golden Eaglets defeated Burkina Faso 2-1 in the final of the competition last Friday at the Cape Coast Stadium.
Nduka Ugbade’s charges have also secured a ticket to the African U-17 Cup of Nations, which will be hosted by Algeria in 2023.
“I congratulate the players and their coaches of the Golden Eaglets for winning so convincingly in Ghana, and I want to charge you to remain focused for the continental championship in order to get a ticket to the World Cup,” Dare said during the ceremony.
“For you players, you must stay humble, hardworking and obedient to your coaches.”
Dare also commended the Nigeria Football Federation for employing competent coaches to handle the team.
“I want to give credit to the NFF for implementing the cardinal principles that we agreed on at meetings on youth football development." "Now, we can see that the emphasis on merit and competence has started to bear fruit,”he added.
” The U17 and U20 girls have qualified for their FIFA World Cup competitions with aplomb, and the U17 and U20 boys have won regional tournaments in an emphatic manner, with promises of what we can look forward to at their African championships next year.”
Former Golden Eaglets star Amoo joins Cypriot club, Omonia Nicosia
Omonia Nicosia, a Cypriot First Division team, has announced the acquisition of Nigerian forwardAmoo transferred from the Danish team FC Copenhagen to Omonia Nicosia.The 21-year-old recently committed to the Cypriot team under a three-year contract.In January 2022, the former Golden Eaglets star moved from Hammarby, Sweden, to Copenhagen.Amoo struggled with injuries and off-field issues, but he still managed to make four appearances for Copenhagen across all competi...
Pictures: Victorious Golden Eaglets return from WAFU U17 tourney
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets on Saturday returned to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, a day after they beat fellow West Africans Burkina Faso 2-1 in the final of the just concluded U17 Championship in Ghana.The team, awaiting reception by the Minister of Youth and Sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, returned via Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport in Abuja.
Vardy Wins Golden Boot And Ederson Clinches Golden Glove
Though his team failed to qualify for the Champions league spot but the Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy became the oldest player to win the Premier League Golden Boot after finishing the season with 23 goals.The 33 year old ended up a goal clear of Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Southampton striker Danny Ings, both on 22.It will be recalled that last season Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah and Arsenal's Aubameyang shared it with 22 each.Vardy s...
Download Naijacrawl App today
Fastest way to read on the go
Download the Naijacrawl App.