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  • Updated: May 15, 2024

Golden Eaglets coach reveals new captain ahead of WAFU U-17 Championship

Golden Eaglets coach reveals new captain ahead of WAFU U-17

Golden Eaglets head coach Manu Garba has named 16-year-old Simon Cletus as the captain of the Nigerian U-17 side ahead of the 2024 WAFU B U17 Championship in Ghana.

Cletus is a midfielder and a Senior Secondary 1 student and was a part of the team to the 2023 CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria.

The Nigerian cadet side coached by captain of Nigeria's U-16 side that won the inaugural edition of the U-16 World Cup, Nduka Ugbade failed to qualify for the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The officials of the Golden Eaglets attended a pre-match meeting with the match commissioner on Wednesday, in which the squad was informed of the colours of the jersey they would don against Burkina Faso.

The Golden Eaglets players had their first training for one hour on Wednesday, their final workout before their opening game of the 2024 WAFU B U17 Championship.

There are no injury issues for the Golden Eaglets, with all the registered players taking part in the workout. 

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