The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has wrapped up proceedings with their Rwanda Football Federation counterpart for their U-17 national team to engage the Golden Eaglets in a two-legged encounter on August 28th and 31st in Calabar, a top official has revealed.
The Nigeria U-17 national team has a date with Niger Republic next month and the NFF has affirmed that two test games against the Junior Amavubi would be the ideal test for the team’s build up ahead of the qualifier.
Barrister Musa Amadu, who is the General Secretary of the NFF confirmed to SportingLife that both matches would take place at the U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar.
“The Golden Eaglets will prepare very well before they go to Niger Republic for the Africa Youth Championship qualifier. The preparation is in top gear and we shall go there with the prospect of getting a result in Niamey,
“I think we are arranging two friendly matches against Rwanda’s U-17 team. Those matches will be played in Calabar and they will be on the 28th and 31st of August before the team travels to Niger Republic,” Amadu informed SportingLife.
Besides being the host of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2009, Nigeria’s cadet side failed to qualify for the last World Cup in Mexico after the team then led by coach Monday Odigie was dumped out by Congo Democratic Republic at the first hurdle 3-1 on aggregate.
Nigeria has won the competition thrice in 1985, 1993 and 2007 all in the far east nations of China, Japan and Korea Republic respectively.