Trophy or nothing, NFF charges golden Eaglets

Written by on October 27, 2015

Four days to the kick-off of the 2015 Under 17 FIFA World Cup in Santiago, Chile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has set a target “of the trophy or nothing” for the Coach Emmanuel Amuneke-tutored Golden Eaglets.

golden-eagletsThe NFF seemingly gave the charge through its Executive Committee Member, Honorable Sulieman Yahaya-Kwande who spoke with newsmen in Abuja.

Kwande, who is also a member of the House representatives, told newsmen at the Abuja National Stadium that the  Eaglets must defend the cup their compatriots won in 2013 in United Arab Emirates.

Meanwhile, coach Amuneke has agin reiterated that the best players have been picked to represent Nigeria in Chile, with the Golden Eaglets playing their first match against the USA on Saturday at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos in Santiago.

Russia and Slovakia clinched qualification for Euro 2016 on Monday as reigning continental champions Spain and England both ended their campaigns with victories.

Russia‘s turnaround in form under Leonid Slutsky continued as they beat Montenegro

2-0 in Moscow to take the second automatic qualifying spot in Group G behind Austria and condemn Sweden to a play-off.

The veteran right-back Oleg Kuzmin scored his first international goal to put Russia ahead in the 33rd minute at the Otkrytie Arena and Aleksandr Kokorin converted a penalty shortly after following a foul on Dmitri Kombarov by Vladimir Rodic.


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