Golden Eaglets head coach, Nduka Ugbade has said his team is battle ready for all opposition at the 2023 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.

The Eaglets will make a record 10th appearance at the biennial competition, hoping to win the trophy for the first time since 2007.

Ugbade said the five-time world champions are looking forward to a successful tournament in Algeria.

“It’s quite interesting. We have always been waiting for this moment. We will face every team as they come,” Ugbade told CAFonline.


“One after the other. We are not talking about winning the AFCON. We are talking and planning about winning each match. One after the other. We will fight.”

“That’s most probably the toughest group. I have an idea of West, South, North, and East African football. These are great nations but we are going to prepare ourselves for the onslaught. every one of those teams will feel Nigeria. We have respect and a little fear knowing that we can lose. So with that, we have to prepare so it doesn’t come to pass losing.”

Ugbade’s side is drawn in Group B with Zambia, Morocco, and South Africa.



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