Golden Eaglets head to Turkey for pre-World Cup tourney
Golden Eaglets head to Turkey for pre-World Cup tourney
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Golden Eaglets head to Turkey for pre-World Cup tourney

The Golden Eaglets are due to travel to Instabul for a pre-World Cup tournament.

The tournament will feature teams from the three continents taking part at the FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.

Nigeria's Golden Eaglets will face host Turkey, Senegal and Guatemala in Group 1 and coach Manu Garba is prepared to run the rule over some of the aspiring stars hoping to catch the eye at the World stage.

“I know we’ve got a good squad and a lot of really good young talent,” Garba told The PUNCH.

“First is to be competitive at the tournament and it’s also a test for the players to rise to the level expected as well.

“I think the motivation should be there (for youngsters to breakthrough), but I understand that if a door can seem locked for a long time then it can affect young players.

“I have spoken about it to them and I will make it very clear going in that the door is open if you prove that you are good enough, but I do think the motivation should be there.”

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