U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets set to host Niger

The Nigeria Football Federation has picked Saturday August 6 to host the CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations second round qualifying match between the Golden Eaglets and Junior Menas of Niger Republic.

This encounter which was revealed by the NFF on their official website on Monday is scheduled to take place at the National Stadium, Abuja.

The Eaglets were drawn bye into the second round by in the race towards Madagascar 2017 and will now start their quest against Niger Republic.

Saturday’s match will be the fourth encounter between both sides in the last four years with the Golden Eaglets claiming a 10-1 aggregate win in the qualifiers for the 2013 Africa U-17 AFCON hosted by Morocco.

At the 2015 U-17 AFCON hosted by Niger, the Eaglets won 2-0.

And ahead of Saturday’s qualifier, the Golden Eaglets will on Wednesday tackle Piloter Football Academy of Kaduna at the National Stadium, Abuja in what will be their seventh friendly match against local teams.

 

Aisha JM