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Eaglets depart for Chile ahead U17 World Cup opener

Nigeria U17 team are expected to land in Chile, venue of the 2015 Fifa U17 World Cup on Tuesday afternoon.

The Golden Eaglets who have been preparing hard for the competition rounded off their training tour of Argentina with a 3-1 win over Racing Club of Buenos Aires.
A brace from Victor Osimhen plus a third from Samuel Chukwueze ensured a convincing win against the Argentine outfit whose goal was scored by Gutiares.
According to coach Emmanuel Amuneke, the training tour to Argentina has really added immense value to the team, while stating their objective to win the world title.
"The most important thing is to see the players grow from strength to strength and I'm particularly pleased with their performance against Racing today," Amuneke told NFF website.
"We are impressed because the Eaglets were able to implement all what we have been teaching them since we started.
"We are not getting carried away despite winning our two matches here but we are happy we have achieved part of our objectives of coming to Argentina but we are grateful for the opportunity to be here for our preparation; we have been struggling to adjust to the cold weather since it is colder in Chile.
"The World Cup is a different ball game because all the 24 teams have the chance to win but we are going to Chile with the objective of defending the trophy and we are looking forward to a good tournament."
Nigeria face the United States of America on Saturday at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago.


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