35 players open Eaglets camp, as team hunts for new heroes

The Nigeria Football Federation says all arrangements have been concluded for the smooth take off of the Exercise at the practice pitch at the NFF/FIFA Goal Project Site.
Immediately he was appointed Head Coach of the cadet team, the former Super Eagles star swung into action as he went round some of the football academies in search of players.
After his sojourn, he picked the 35 players who will begin the screening exercise to be held at the FIFA Goal Project training pitch in Abuja.
The Team Secretary Egbaiyelo Tayo told Daily Trust that as the screening progresses, more players would be invited by the coaching crew to come and fight for places in the team.
He said having won the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup as Coach Manu Garba’s assistant, Amunike knows exactly what is expected of him and the team to be assembled.
Tayo maintained that greater emphasis would be laid on getting players who are within stipulated age for the cadet championships.
“We opened camp this morning (yesterday) in Abuja. 35 players have been invited for the first phase of camping.
“The arrangement is to invite more players in batches to come and screen. It is not possible to bring in every one at the same time.
“The coach has gone round some academies where he identified the players that are going to open the screening exercise. Having been there before, he knows exactly what he would be looking for in the players”.
Tayo said the team will be camped at the FIFA Goal Project hostel which was vacated on Tuesday by the Flying Eagles.

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