The Golden Eaglets as Nigeria’s U17 national team are affectionately known, look set to soar back to the continent with their fourth and Africa’s sixth U17 World Cup title.
The 2013 edition of the U17 World Cup concludes on Friday and the Eaglets are in the showpiece match against defending champions Mexico, a side they ruthlessly picked off, 6-1 in the group stages.
The World Cup finale, including the 3rd/4th playoff match is live on SuperSport 3 and 3HD from (2.45pm CAT).
SuperSport analyst, Victor Ikpeba who played for the Eaglets in the 1989 edition of the tournament, is brimming with pride in the boys’ achievements and believes that the future is bright for Nigeria in international football.
“We’re proud of the Golden Eaglets. Their performance shows the coaches have done a great job. I’m confident of victory.”
“This tournament has unearthed future international stars in Taiwo Awoniyi, Kelechi Ihenacho, Dele Alampasu, Musa Mohammed, Chidiebere Nwakali and Chidera Ezeh,” he added.
Ikpeba is in the UAE as a member of the Eaglets technical committee.
Friday, November 8
Sweden vs. Argentina
SS3HD, SS3, Select 2 (2.45pm CAT)
Mexico v Nigeria
SS3HD, SS3, Select 2 (5.40pm CAT)