Nigeria U17 MNT will get the campaign at the Africa Cup of Nations underway against Zambia in the Algerian city of Constantine on Sunday evening.
Nduka Ugbade’s team arrived their host City, Constantine, ahead of their opening game of the competition.
The last time the Golden Eaglets met Zambia at this level was in 2015, at the U17 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic.
The Eaglets triumphed 3-1 in Niamey, courtesy of a brace from Victor Osimhen, who would go on to become the record goalscorer at the FIFA U17 World Cup (with 10 goals) as Nigeria won a fifth title later that year.
The Eaglets will also play Morocco and South Africa in other Group B matches.
In other fixtures, Algeria will face Senegal, Congo and Somalia in Group A, while Cameroon battles Mali, Burkina Faso and South Sudan in Group C.
The tournament also serves as qualifiers for the FIFA U17 World Cup slated for later this year.
The four top-placed teams at the end of the tournament will fly Africa’s flag at this year’s FIFA U17 World Cup.
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