U17 AFCON: Eaglets are in Group of death — Ugbade

U17 AFCON: Eaglets are in Group of death — Ugbade

Nigeria U17 MNT coach, Nduka Ugbade believes the team can go on to achieve huge success and elevate Nigeria’s pedigree at this level.

At the 2023 U17 Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria will be is seeking for a third Cup of Nations title.


“It is going to be very difficult, with all due respect to all the teams which have qualified. But, we are not coming here to participate. Everyone knows Nigeria is a footballing nation and we are coming here to compete,” the tactician said.

“We are confident in our preparation and what we have done before the tournament, but we have to do everything humanly possible to win it because every team is tough and if you are not careful, you will find yourself out of the competition.”

Nigeria are drawn in Group B that also includes Zambia, South Africa and Morocco, which Ugbade regards as the
tournament’s group of death.

“This is a very difficult group. I believe that one team from this group will get to the final, but that is just me thinking. Football is not calculated that way. There are many good teams in the tournament, and even Somalia who are making their debut can surprise,” he noted.​

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