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CAN U-17: Eaglets’ ll qualify for World Cup as champs – Garba

As Nigeria play Cote d’ Ivoire today, Golden Eaglets coach, Manu Garba has said that his target at the ongoing competition in Morocco was to qualify for the forthcoming FIFA U-17 Championship in the United Arab Emirates as African champions.

Garba, who is still savouring the 6-1 bashing of Ghana, said that he has troops were primed for success in the CAF organised tournament.

“We enjoyed this victory against Ghana because they a good side and are our traditional rivals,” Garba  said at the post match conference. “It is a good start for us but we will remain focussed because we have not won anything yet.

This is not the first time Nigeria is winning by a big margin at this level. When we won the tournament in Togo in 2007, we beat Eritrea 8-0 but this is the first time we are beating Ghana with this wide margin.

“We are happy and we are looking forward to a good tournament and by the grace of God, we shall qualify for the World Cup as African Champions,” he noted.


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