Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets are on their way to training camp in Argentina ahead of the kick off of the FIFA U-17 World Cup beginning in Chile on October 17.
It’s precisely 30 years ago since Nigeria won tournament for the first time. Since then, the country’s team has gone on to the title in 1993, 2007 and 2013.
The Eaglets was expected to finally fly out for a pre-World Cup training camp in Argentina yesterday after several delays.
The team of 25 players are expected to make the trip, which was previously delayed because of visa issues.
Nigeria are the defending U17 world champions and they are drawn in a first round group with hosts Chile, Croatia and United States of America.
They begin their title defence on October 17 against USA in Santiago.
Meanwhile, Pinnick affirmed that the NFF was committed to sustainable football development by putting in place several youth developmental structure, adding it was his desire to ensure that Nigeria produce more Kelechi Iheanachos and Taiwo Awoniyis who were snapped up by top European clubs after their success at the 2013 World Cup in the UAE.
UAE 2013 created history by supplying the most goals at a U-17 World Cup since the contest was launched in 1985. There were 172 scored in total, an average of 3.44 per match, outdoing the previous benchmark set at Korea 2007 (which was also won by Nigeria).

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