Ahead of their departure to this weekend’s African U-17 Championship in Tanzania, Golden Eaglets’ forward, Divine Nwachukwu has guaranteed Nigerians the team will return with the trophy, AOIFootball.com reports.
Speaking after the Eaglets received former World Cup winner, Kelechi Nwakali, the NFF Zenith U-15 Football Championship top scorer told AOIFootball.com that the boys are ready to defend the colours of the country.
“It’s not easy to be here representing the country; we are privileged to be among the thousands that began this process.
“It’s not by our power but by the might of God and we want to promise that we are going to Tanzania not to play but to win,” Divine said.
The AYG top scorer also promised that the players will play to instructions and ensure they play as a team to achieve success for the nation.
“We are going to make our families and the country proud in Tanzania, we will play as a team and also ensure we bring back the trophy,” he concluded.
Having been drawn in Group A alongside Tanzania, Angola and Uganda, the Eaglets’ opening game is on Sunday against host nation Tanzania at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.