WAFU B-Event: Sports activities Minister congratulates the golden eagles on the 2023 AFCON qualifier – Newest sports activities and soccer information in Nigeria

The Minister for Youth and Sports activities Growth, Sunday Dare, has congratulated Nigeria’s U-17 boys, the Golden Eaglets, on their qualification for the ultimate of the continuing U-17 WAFU B event in Ghana and secured a ticket to the 2023 U-17 AFCON event which invoiced for Algeria.

Nigeria got here again from a objective behind to beat Ivory Coast’s child 3-1 on Tuesday night time within the first semi-final thanks to 2 free kicks by Emmanuel Michael and a strong header from Abubakar Idris Abdullahi to guide a spot within the last of the WAFU B event and a spot on the fifteenth version of the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.

Whereas congratulating the workforce on its victory, the Minister of Sports activities described the youth’s combating spirit and dedication.

He additionally praised the teaching employees and different members of the squad for laying a profitable basis and urged the boys to emulate their U20 counterparts who gained the U-20 version of the WAFU B event in Niger earlier this month.

“I congratulate you for doing the toughest a part of the job in such a commanding method. I salute your combating spirit and dedication. I commend your coaches, officers and the Nigeria Soccer Affiliation (NFF) for laying the inspiration for this success.

“I urge you to finish this mission in the identical method as your seniors, the Flying Eagles did in Niamey, Niger final month. Go and win the ultimate. I do know you are able to do it.

“I would like you to know that the entire of Nigeria is behind you. You don’t have anything to worry. You’re already improbable Nigerian ambassadors and we might be ready to obtain you with the trophy after the ultimate,” stated Dare.

The Golden Eagles will face their Burkina Faso counterparts who defeated host nation Ghana by a lone objective on Tuesday night time within the last of the event on Friday 24 June 2022 at Cape Coast Stadium.



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