U-17 World Cup: Glo charges Eaglets to keep the flag flying

Nigeria Golden Eaglets

Golden Eaglets have been very dominant in Chile

Nigeria Golden Eaglets

The Golden Eaglets have been commended for qualifying for the quarter finals of the on-going FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

Next Generation Network and sponsor of the national teams, Globacom, in a statement released on Thursday in Lagos, commended the Eaglets for making Nigeria and Africa proud, while urging them to keep their composure and concentration as they prepare for the quarter- final encounter.

Nigeria trounced Australia 6-0 on Wednesday with a hattrick from the tournament’s leading scorer, Victor Osimhen, while a penalty kick by skipper of the side, Kelechi Nwakali, and two more goals from Samuel Chukwueze and Edidibong Essien completed the rout in the second half.

The four-time champion will now lock horns with Brazil which had earlier edged out New Zealand by a lone goal, in the quarter finals on Sunday.

“These Eaglets are indeed golden in their performances. The cup is not far from you. Go ahead and trounce Brazil which might pose a major hurdle and the rest shall be history,” Globacom said in the statement.

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The company expressed the confidence that the Golden Eaglets will return with the cup.

The company added: “We are most delighted that the Eaglets recovered rapidly from their loss to Croatia and are now within 90 minutes of reaching the last four of the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

“Your tenacious and harmonious display against Australia showed that the team is prepared to forge ahead in the tournament and that is why we believe you can lift the trophy for a record fifth time.

“As the tournament enters the crucial stage, we urge the coaching crew of the Eaglets to field the fittest players and also evolve the right strategy to put the match beyond the Brazilians.”

Globacom also commended the Nigeria Football Federation for the support it has given the Eaglets and the coaching crew since the commencement of the global football competition.

The Golden Eaglets are the defending Champions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The team defeated Mexico in the finals of the last tournament in the UAE and also won the trophy in 1985, 1993 and 2007, thereby making Nigeria the most successful country in the history of youth football tournament.

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