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UEFA/CAF Tourney: Eaglets tackle host Turkey in opener

The Turkey Technical Centre in Istanbul will witness some interesting football when five –time world champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria file out against their counterparts from Turkey, host nation of the UEFA/CAF U17 International Tournament, on Sunday.

Eaglets and their officials arrived Instabul on Friday and had their training at the Turkey Technical Centre on Saturday morning before the team’s officials proceeded to attend a technical meeting of all the eight participating teams at the tournament.

Speaking after the technical meeting, Manu Garba, the chief coach of the team informed that the tournament is a perfect opportunity to test the readiness of the players for the task ahead at the next month’s FIFA Under 17 World Cup in Brazil.

“I am very optimistic that the tournament will come good for the players to stand the test of time in Brazil . Playing Turkey will definately be a strong test for the team.” Manu told www.thenff.com

Angola will battle Scotland in another game on Sunday.

The eight participating teams are Turkey, Nigeria, Scotland, Angola, Cameroon, Senegal, Paraguay and Guatemala.

Below are the Eaglets representing Nigeria in Turkey :
1. Joseph Oluwabusola GK

2. Sunday Stephen               GK

3. Suleiman Shaibu         GK

4. Shedrack Tanko         DF

5. Ikenna Ferdinand         DF

6. Usman Mohammed  DF

7. Charles Etim                 DF

8. David Oduko                 DF

9. Samson Tijani                MF

10.Mubaraq Adeshina  MF

11. Shuaibu Abdulrazaq MF

12. Akinkunmi Amoo         MF

13. Olatomi Olaniyan         MF

14. Peter Agba   MF

15. Ibraheem Jabaar         MF

16. Fawaz Abdullahi         MF

17. Suleiman Lawal             MF

18. Olakunle Olusegun        FW

19. Mayowa Abayomi         FW

20. Wisdom Ubani         FW

21. Divine Nwachukwu FW

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