Fifa U17 World Cup: Golden Eaglets arrive Al-Ain

The Nigerian U-17 team has arrived the United Arab Emirates, venue of this years’ Fifa World Cadet championship set to commence on October 17

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets are now in the city of Al-Ain , where they will be playing most of their group games in this year’s Fifa U-17 World Cup. The Garba Manu-tutored lads embarked on a 98km journey from Dubai to the Al-Ain Dinat Resort Hotel which also accommodates other teams in Group F.

On arrival, the team was received by officials of the Local Organising Committee and officials of Nigeria’s Embassy led by Edward Kogbara amongst other top dignitaries who also received the Swedes, Iraqi and Mexican national teams in a light welcome ceremony.

In addition to this, members of the Nigerian U17 team and their officials received certificates of participation shortly after their accreditation.

The Eaglets will train twice at the Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium on Wednesday. Nigeria tackles defending world champions, Mexico in Group F’s opening fixture on Saturday in Al Ain City.