AFCON U17: Manu Garba upbeat of the chances of the Golden Eaglets to triumph

Published on: 11 February 2023

Coach Manu Garba is confident of Nigeria's male U-17 football team to go to the U-17 African Cup of Nations in Algeria and be victorious, reports.

The two-time winner with the U-17 national team at the world stage believes the five-time champions of the world have what it takes to pick the World Cup ticket.

"We will be the cynosure of all eye at championship and I believe we can pick a world cup ticket from there".

"As we are still rank No 1 in the world having won the FIFA U17 World cup on five occasions so no team will underrate us".

Garba added that other things being equal with the players scaling through the MRI test and being in good state, nothing will stop them for qualifying.

"I must say that if most of the good players in camp pass the mandatory MRI test and we prepare adequately and the team is motivated Nigeria will qualify for the world cup".

Nigeria team lead by Coach Nduka Ugbade are in group B alongside Zambia, South Africa and Morocco and will play for a ticket to the World Cup from the 30th of April when they play Zambia in their first game at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algeria.

By Uche Dozie