Eaglets land in Korea for Suwon Cup tournament

Nigeria U17 football team, Golden Eaglets, on Tuesday arrived the Korea Republic to contest in the 4-Nation U19 Suwon Continental Cup against England, Iran and hosts, Korea.

The Eaglets on Monday departed the country via Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos.

In Seoul, the contingent was welcomed by the organisers as well as a representative from the Nigerian Embassy, Mrs. Igwe before traveling on a two-hour bus ride to Suwon City. Players and officials are lodged at the impressive Suwon High End Hotel.

The Coach, Manu Garba-led Golden Eaglets will open their account at the tournament on Wednesday against England at the Suwon World Cup Stadium – one of the stadia to host next year’s FIFA U20 World Cup.

England is in Korea with some British-Nigerians including Liverpool’s Ovie Ejaria who was omitted from the Eaglets’ 2013 FIFA World Cup-winning team as well as defender Fikayo Tomori, midfielder Joshua Onomah and forward Ademola Lookman, amongst others.

Hosts Korea kicked off the tournament on a winning note Tuesday evening with a 3-1 defeat of Iran. After playing England on Wednesday, the Golden Eaglets will trade tackles with Iran on Thursday and clash with host Korea Republic on Saturday.

 

 

Aisha JM