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Eaglets hit Sokoto for Niger 2015

Nigeria U17 team, the Golden Eaglets yesterday arrived Sokoto to finalise their preparation for the 11th African U17 Championship, which begins next week in neighbouring Niger.

Coach Emmanuel Amuneke led a team of 25 players and eight other officials to the historic seat of the Caliphate aboard Arik Air which departed Abuja International Airport at 10:40 am and landed at the Sultan Saddik Abubakar Airport at 11: 25 am.

Amuneke said he was happy to be in Sokoto again since his last visit 24 years ago with the national U23 team for a friendly match ahead of the Cairo ’91 All Africa Games Soccer Tournament.

“We are happy to come down to Sokoto for our final preparation for Niger 2015,” he told the press on arrival.




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