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Eaglets in form for Morocco 2013

Former Golden Eaglets coach, Henry Nwosu said the Nigerian Under17s are capable of handling any team at the Morocco 2013 cadet championship.

The Golden Eaglets on Sunday in Bamako, Mali defeated the Junior Eagles 2-0 and 4-0 on aggregate to book passage to the biennial football showpiece in Morocco.

The African football body, Caf will on Sunday, December 9 conduct draws for the championship.

An elated Nwosu said the Eaglets victory in Bamako against the Malian side showed they will be the team to beat in Morocco.

"I'm happy we won and the team showed superiority over the Malians on their soil.

"Of course, there is no doubt that the Malians are older and bigger but the Eaglets' victory showed the side is good and can hold their own anywhere, any place.

"I know the team still need re-enforcement as they head to the competition proper but kudos to their managers for job well done.

"I'm confident we'll see a far improved side before they name the last squad for the championship," the former Green Eagles captain said to supersport.com.

Nwosu said the Eaglets are the side to fear as the draws hold on December 9.

"African teams always fear Nigerian sides. The Eaglets can't be scared of any team, I'm sure they can comfortably take on any team that come their way.

"Surely, they will go places at Morocco 2013 championship, I see them clinching the title," he said.


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