Eaglets land in Santiago, ready for USA
FIFA U-17 World Cup defending champions, the Golden Eaglets have arrived in Santiago, capital city of Chile as one of Africa’s four flag bearers at the 16th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup finals, which is to be hosted by Chile 2015 between October 17 and November 8Nigeria has won the competition a record four times with the last being two years ago in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The defending champions flew into Santiago from their pre-World Cup camp base in Buenos Aires at 8:20pm local time on Tuesday (which is early hours of yesterday in Nigeria (12:20 am), aboard a Lan Airlines flight.
Speaking to the media on arrival, Coach Emmanuel Amuneke and striker Victor Osimhen were upbeat about the chances of the Eaglets successfully defending the trophy.
“We are here to defend the trophy,” said Amuneke. “We are here with new players who want to write their own history and we are looking forward to our first game against the United States of America, which is very important for us.”