General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi has commended the Flying Eagles for reaching the final of the 2022 WAFU B U-20 tournament in Niger Republic and charges the team to go all out and win the trophy, Completesports.com reports.
The Flying Eagles qualified for the final with a penalty kick deep into extra time to edge Ivory Coast’s Junior Elephants 2-1 and now square up with Benin Republic’s Baby Squirrels today [Friday] in Niamey, Niger Republic
“My joy is that the team, after failing to qualify in the last edition of the Africa U-20 championship, made it by beating defending champions Ghana and strong Ivorien team. I must commend the Flying Eagles for that, and at the same time urge them not to rest in their oars until they win the trophy,” Sanusi said.
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“The NFF will give them all the necessary support and encouragement to ensure that they bring back the trophy. The team and their coaches have done very well by securing the ticket against all odds and winning the trophy will be the icing on the cake.”
Sanusi also attributed the impressive results of the Flying Eagles at the ongoing WAFU B U-20 tournament to the development strides the NFF has made in youth developments, adding that the Nigerian football ruling body will not relent in it’s efforts to further develop the game.
Nigeria, one of the two finalists from the WAFU B tournament, have booked a ticket to next year’s U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, scheduled for February 18 to March 12 2023.
By Richard Jideaka, Abuja
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