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Nigeria’s youngsters are truly thrilling all at the FIFA U-17 World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates and semi final opponents Sweden have a mountain to climb when both teams clash at the Rashid Stadium on Tuesday

The Golden Eaglets had to draw on their rich experience to draw 3-3 against the Europeans in their preliminary Group F match in Al Ain penultimate week but Manu said it would be a different ball game when the two teams meet again in the semi-final at the Rashid Stadium in Dubai

Ekweremadu, who led a powerful Nigerian delegation that included Nigeria Federal Road Safety Corps Chief Marshall, Ositadinma Benjamin Chidoka, to the venue of the match, was a very happy man after it ended 2-0 in Golden Eaglets favour and the result qualified the Nigerian cadet national team for the semi-finals of the competition

“To achieve what we want here, we have to have faith in every member of the team,” Awoniyi told after starting Nigeria’s Round of 16 win against Iran. “It’s not just about the boys in the first XI

The journey, which took about two-and-half hours by bus, was seamless as the Golden Eaglets arrived safely in the city that houses ‘eye of the Emirates Ferris wheel’ in time to keep a date with Uruguay for their quarter-final match on Saturday

In a memo addressed to the Team’s Physician, Dr. Ayodeji Olarinoye, FIFA noted: “We have the pleasure to inform you
that the analysis of the samples provided by the players Iheanacho Kelechi, Saliu Baba during the doping controls performed after the above-mentioned match (Nigeria Vs. Iraq) did not show the presence of a prohibited substance

“We don’t want to be bothered with the tag of a favourite and our philosophy remains the same: one game at a time,” Ugbade said matter-of-factly. “Our objective right from the start was to win our matches and we continue to be guided by that

The minister, in a telephone conversation relayed to the team hours before their second round match against Iran on Tuesday, further advised the team not to rest on their oars in their quest for a record fourth title in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup