The Golden Eaglets at the weekend took delivery of equipment of different shapes and sizes, which are mainly the new Adidas kits from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The consignment landed at the team’s Princeville Hotel camp in Calabar much to the delight of officials and players.
Mr. Suleiman Abubakar, the co-ordinator of the team, is of the view that the National under-17 team is well motivated and in good spirits ahead of the forthcoming CAF Under-17 African Youth Championship qualifiers.
Abubakar, who featured for the Nigeria Airways Football Club in his hey-day, said it is imperative for the players to familiarize themselves with whatever they are going to use in future engagements.
“It is necessary that the players are exposed to whatever they are going to use under match situations particularly the boots, so that it would not be alien to them,” Abubakar said.
“Apart from this, you can see that the players were really excited when they got their stuffs and it would undoubtedly motivate them.”
Players and officials had been provided with kits all along but the latest arrivals are to replenish the stock of the team.
The equipment include playing boots and its accessories, track suits; jerseys amongst others.
Musa Mohammed Shehu, the interim captain of the team, said philosophically that to whom much is given, much is expected, and added that the players considered it a privilege to play for the Golden Eaglets.
“We are happy with all the positive things that have been happening to us since we were picked to play for the Golden Eaglets," the soft-spoken lad said.
“It is a great opportunity to be here and we are really impressed about everything the NFF and our officials are doing for us. We would do our best to win our matches starting with the game against Niger next month,” he stated.