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Pinnick tips Eagles to do well at AFCON 2019

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Nigerian Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick said he has high hopes that the Super Eagles will go far at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles failed to qualify for two editions of the AFCON, after winning the title in 2013. They are are expected to revive their qualification campaign after losing the first game to South Africa 2-0 in Uyo, with an away game in Seychelles.

“Our vision, as we have espoused from day one, is to build a sustainable football culture for our dear nation. To do that, youth development is key,” said the NFF president.

“That is what we are trying to do with the U-15 squad which recently reached the final of the African Youth Games in Algeria, and which will form the bulk of the next U-17 team.

“We will approach the matches one game at a time. Our objective is not only to qualify for the finals, but for the Super Eagles to also make a meaningful impact at the finals in Cameroon in the summer of next year.”

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