Head coach of the national U17 team, Fatai Amoo, is confident of building a very solid team for the country before the next international outing.
Amoo was appointed by the Nigeria Football Federation as the successor to Manu Garba and he was saddled to build a team that will excel and represent the country’s pedigree at the level of international football.
The former Nigeria midfielder has been working and supervising an open screening exercise at the FIFA Goal Project pitch inside Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, in order to achieve these targets.
“We are taking our time to select the best legs in that category for the country. All the players need do is to come and prove their mettle, irrespective of who they are, who sent them, or where they are coming from.
“We are trying to be as objective in our selection as possible. Nigeria is the leading country at the U17 level, having won the FIFA U17 World Cup a record five times. We are working very hard not to fall below that standard or leave room for excuses. ”
Amoo is to help Nigeria qualify for the 14th edition of the African U17 Cup of Nations to billed for Morocco in 2021.
The competition is also a direct qualification for the 2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup finals in Peru and the top four teams are guaranteed a place in the tournament.
Nigeria is the most successful team in the history of the U17 World Cup, winning tournaments a record five times.
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