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CAF U-20 AFCON: Flying Eagles captain targets title, world cup ticket


After an emphatic 5-0 win over Mauritania in last Saturday’s CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, Flying Eagles captain Ikouwem Utin said the team’s next target was to win the AFCON in Niger Republic and also qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.

The Flying Eagles failed to qualify for the 2017 edition in South Korea.

“Our to go to Niger and win the Nations Cup. Of course qualification for the FIFA World Cup is our major target.

He attributed the big win over Mauritania to hard work by the team.

“When preparation meets opportunity, success always come in. We’ve prepared for it and we have qualified,” Utin told Goal.

“In the game of football, there’s no small team. [Mauritania] are a good side because they disqualified Morocco and Equatorial Guinea but we thank God we were able to take them out of the qualifiers.”

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