Golden Eaglets qualify for African Championships

Golden Eaglets

The Eaglets won both legs of the tournament.

Nigeria’s U-17 male team, The Golden Eaglets, have booked a place in next year’s African U17 Championships billed to take place in Morocco.

The Eaglets cemented their place in the cadet championship after defeating their Malian counterparts 2-0 on Sunday thus having a convincing 4-0 aggregate score.

The Nigeria Football Federation had before now expressed reservation about the Mali team alleging they were over aged and followed up with a protest to the Confederation of African Football. The protest was lodged after the first leg in Calabar a fortnight ago, in a game the Eaglets also won 2-0.

However with the Eaglets now securing qualification for Morocco 2013, it is expected that the protest would be jettisoned.

Nigeria missed out on the last two editions of the African U17 championship which also doubles as the qualifier for the FIFA U17 World Cup.

A total of eight teams will feature at the African Champions while the top three will progress to participate at the World Cup also billed to take place in 2013.

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