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U20 AFCON: NFF Set Final Target For Flying Eagles

The First Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi has charged the Nigeria U20 team to go all out in their semi final clash with Mali at the Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Niamey on Wednesday.

Speaking after Mali pipped Ghana’s Black Satellites 1-0 to reach the semi finals and pick the last available ticket to the FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland this summer, Akinwunmi, who was Match Commissioner for the Mali/Ghana encounter, said he has confidence in the Flying Eagles to reach the Sunday’s final.

“I watched the Flying Eagles against the host team and the fact that they were able to hold their own in such ambience is confirmation that they know what is at stake and have the mettle to face even the strongest opposition.

“The Malians are strong, but so are all the four teams in the Llsemi finals. The NFF will continue to give all necessary support for the Flying Eagles to go all the way by winning the trophy.”

Akinwunmi, here in Niger Republic as a Member of the CAF Committee for Youth Competitions, had also visited the Flying Eagles at their training session on Thursday.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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