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Depleted Golden Eaglets Jets Out Wednesday



Depleted Golden Eaglets Jets Out Wednesday

With Just Five days to 2019 under 17 Africa Cup of Nations AFCON, in Tanzania the depleted Golden Eaglets will fly out of the country tomorrow (Wednesday) and will face another round of age tests the following day on arrival in Tanzania.


A cloud of uncertainty has shadowed Nigeria’s Under 17 team, the Golden Eaglets as the team and technical and medical crew are set to leave Nigeria tomorrow for the 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Tanzania.

The team, made up of 21 players, gathered, will face another test on arrival to Tanzania.

The Manu Garba-led lads, hugely deflated after series of last-minute Magnetic Ryesonance Imaging, MRI, test was conducted last week, will fly out of the country on Wednesday ahead of this year’s U-17 AFCON and will undergo another MRI test on Thursday.

The Eaglets, after their various tests last week, lost as many as six first-team players who played an integral role in booking the Tanzania ticket during the zonal qualifiers in Niger in September last year.

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, will conduct the MRI test in Tanzania to ensure that there is no or minimal use of over-aged players in the tournament.

African team have been hugely accused of age cheat in the age-limit championship with Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Amango others, as the prime culprits

Tanzania are drawn in Group A of the competition alongside Nigeria, Angola and Uganda and will begin their campaign on Saturday, April 14 against the five-time world champions.

Group B has Cameroon, Guinea, Morocco and Senegal and the four semifinalists will go on to represent Africa at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil later this year.


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2022 Ote4Wealth Football Tournament: Kebbi, Rivers, Ebonyi, Anambra Record Victories On Matchday 2



Advance FC of Kebbi State defeated Nuwalege FC of Cross River 4-1 on penalties to advance to next stage of the maiden edition of Ote4Wealth Football Tournament holding I. Abuja.

Playing the first match of the day on Saturday, both teams needed the lottery of penalty shootout to determine the winner after a scoreless regulation time.

In the second match, Golden Stars of Rivers State defeated Sports Dreams 3-0 to progress to the next stage. 

The 3rd match of the day, a South-East derby between Lazio FC of Enugu and New Heaven FC of Ebonyi State ended 0-1 in favour of the latter.

Jay One FA of Anambra State  also relied on penalty shootout to overcome Royal Stars of Kogi state 4-3 in the 4th match of the day after recording a goalless draw at full time
The Ote4Wealth Football Tournament holding at the Water FC Stadium, Apo Abuja is in in honour of Diamond Jubilee celebration of Nigeria’s foremost philanthropist and Business mogul, Femi Otedola Femi Otedola who clocked 60 on November 4. 

Results Of Matches so far:
Advance FC 4-1 (pen) Nuwalege FC
Golden Stars 3-0 Sports Dreams
Lazio FC 0-1 New Heaven
Jay One 4-3 (pen)  Royal Stars 
Oduduwa FC of Ondo State Vs Prime Stars Abuja

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