Ugbade Confident Golden Eaglets Will Pick AFCON Ticket

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Golden Eaglets head coach Nduka Ugbade is confident his boys will have a successful outing at the WAFU B U-17 Championship in Ghana, reports

Ugbade’s charges are among the seven teams that will compete for the two tickets to the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations at the WAFU tourney.

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The Golden Eaglets are in Group A along with hosts Ghana and Togo.

Ugbade, who has picked 20 players with five more players on standby after an intensive screening exercise at the FIFA Goal Project, Abuja is in buoyant mood ahead of the competition.

“I am happy with the squad that we have been able to come up with, and I can say confidently that we are going to Ghana to do the nation proud,” he told

“Our primary objective is to earn a ticket to the Africa Cup of Nations, and then we go full throttle for the trophy. Nigeria have a pedigree in U-17 football and we cannot afford to disappoint.”

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The five-time world champions will open their campaign against hosts Ghana at the Cape Coast Stadium on Saturday.

The two finalists from the competition will feature at the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Algeria early next year.

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