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Golden Eaglets for WAFU tourney

The Golden Eaglets are scheduled to feature in a six-nation West African Football Union under-17 tournament to be held in Togo between April 19 and 27.Hosts Togo are grouped alongside Benin and Cote d’Ivoire in Group A, while Nigeria , Niger and Mali are in Group B.

Incidentally, Nigeria beat Niger and Mali on their way to glory at the 2013 U-17 World Cup in the UAE. Meanwhile, coach Emmanuel Amuneke, who is expected to name a provisional list of 30 players for the WAFU tournament soon, has insisted that players were given enough playing time to prove themselves.”

We are clear about our objectives and there is a certain standard we are expecting from players even at this level,” he said in a statement.

“We are doing our best to ensure that everybody is given the opportunity to show what they can do.”The on-going screening exercise would be rounded off this weekend in order to allow the coaching crew to concentrate efforts on the players.”

We are going to give opportunity to others even after the tournament in Togo ; nothing is conclusive yet as we build towards the African qualifiers,” he said.

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