Golden Eaglets Tackle Ivory Coast for FIFA Under- 17 World Cup Slot.

Nigeria Forward Isaac Success.
Nigeria Forward Isaac Success.

The Nigeria Under- 17 team will play the Young Elephants of Ivory Coast in the Matchday 2 fixture of the African Youth championship in Morocco. The Golden Eaglets, who trounced rivals Ghana 6- 1 in their opening match, are looking forward to qualifying for the semi final of the competition.
The team will be aiming be at the FIFA Under- 17 World Cup in UAE alongside host Morocco and Tunisia who defeated Botswana and Gabon on Tuesday to proceed to the AYC semifinal.
All eyes will be on the ever blazing striker, Success Isaac who helped himself to four goals against Ghana on Matchday 1.
The young forward explained that successful strikers like the late Rashidi Yekini, Samuel Eto’o were crucial in his development as a striker.
“Growing up my hero was Rashidi Yekini. His scoring abilities and determination to take Nigeria football to the highest level impressed me and I want to break his Nigeria senior team goal- scoring record and also take my country to the World Cup.
“I have watched Yekini’s DVD and saw his great goals and that inspires me to do the same. I also admire Samuel Eto’o too, he is a great striker and I have always loved him wherever he plays and he proved at every club he played for that he can score goals and that for me is a striker.
“I would like to be a striker like him in that respect and want to prove in this under- 17 tournament that I am a striker,” he told cafonline.com.
Ivory Coast drew 1- 1with Congo in their first match. Anything short of a win would send the Elephants out of this year’s tournament.

3 Comments

  • Just thank your God and stop boasting but rather concentrate and the sky will be your limit okay
    Wishing you all the best
    See you after the ivory game/ congo

  • @ Kent, be fair to d lad, read thru his comments, there nofin wrong wit aspiring to be someone, in live most persons hav mentors or pple they luk up to…for hime it’s yekini and eto’o…don’t tink he’s boasting….

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