Botswana U-17 Delegation to Arrive Friday

27 Feb 2013

Views: 1,128

Font Size: a / A

up2310212-Golden-Eaglets.jpg - up2310212-Golden-Eaglets.jpg

Golden Eaglets

The U-17 National Team of Botswana will arrive in Nigeria on Friday for a two-match friendly with the U-17 National Team, Golden Eaglets.

Both matches, which will take place at the U. J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar will hold on Saturday, March 2 and Monday, March 4.

The Nigeria Football Federation has organized the games as part of the Golden Eaglets’ final phase preparation for the African U-17 Championship taking place in Morocco between April 13th – 27th.

Manu Garba’s boys are unbeaten in 20 friendly and competitive matches since coming on stream last year, and swept into the African U-17 finals by winning all six qualifying matches, scoring 21 goals and conceding only one.

In contrast, Botswana’s cadets only squeezed past Malawi, Rwanda and Algeria to reach the eight-nation finals.

Prior to their qualifying race last year, the Eaglets played a similar two-leg friendly against the Rwandan U-17 Team, also in Calabar, both of which they won comfortably.

The Eaglets will fly out of the country to Qatar on 13th March, for a four-week final preparatory programme ahead of the continental showpiece in Morocco. They will be availed of the exquisite training facilities at the world-renowned Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence, Doha.

Nigeria takes on Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and debutants Congo Brazzaville in Group B of the African U-17 Championship in Morocco.

Tags: Sports, Nigeria, Featured, Botswana, Friday, GOLDEN EAGLETS

Comments: 0


Add your comment

Please leave your comment below. Your name will appear next to your comment. We'll also keep you updated by email whenever someone else comments on this page. Your comment will appear on this page once it has been approved by a moderator.

comments powered by Disqus