The Sport Minister Felicitate With The Flying Eagles For Securing World Cup Ticket

The Sports Minister Sunday Dare has felicitated with Nigeria’s U20 men’s squad, Flying Eagles, for securing a ticket to the FIFA U20 World Cup later this year and also reaching the semifinals of the ongoing U20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

The young Eagles edged out Uganda 1-0 on Thursday’s night to qualify for the semifinals of the AFCON and also sealed qualification to the FIFA U20 World Cup taking place in Indonesia in May.

The Minister, while commending the squad for meeting the target set for them by the Ministry and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), charged Ladan Bosso-led squad to now shift their focus to winning the CAF U20 trophy.

I felicitate with you, the coaches, players and other officials for meeting the target set for you which is picking a World Cup ticket.

We appreciate your willfulness and determination to bounce back from the defeat in your first game to now win three games in a row to achieve the first purpose.

I now charge you to push further and shift your focus to going all the way, which is winning the trophy. You did it at the WAFU B competition and I believe you can do it again, ”Dare said.

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