The Golden Eaglets are one of Africa’s four representatives.
The world soccer governing body, FIFA, has invited Coach Manu Garba of Nigeria’s U-17 national team and captain, Musa Muhammed, to witness the draws of the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A statement issued by the team’s Media Officer, Morakinyo Abodunrin, in Abuja on Saturday, said the draws would hold at Fairmont Bab al Bahr, Abu Dhabi, on Monday.
The U-17 national team, Golden Eaglets, are billed to participate in the U-17 World Cup scheduled for the UAE from Oct. 17 to Nov. 8.
According to the statement, FIFA has also extended an invitation to the team’s administrator, Tayo Egbaiyelo.
“Already, the Golden Eaglets’ contingent has been provided with the travelling logistics and would depart Abuja for Abu Dhabi via Ethiopia on Sunday.
“Apart from witnessing the glitz of the draws, various other activities are lined up for all the attendees, including seminars, inspection of teams’ colours among others.
“Expectedly, coach Garba has refrained from speaking ahead of the draw but the general belief in the rank and file of the team is that the Golden Eaglets would be ready to face the rest of the world in October,’’ the statement read.
The Golden Eaglets, including three other African hope bearers, Cote D’Ivoire, Tunisia, and Morocco as well as 20 other qualified countries will be drawn into six groups of four.
The top two teams in each group will automatically qualify for the round of 16 and the four best third-placed teams from the group stages will also progress to the knock-out stages.
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