Future Eagles Depart Nigeria For Japan Tourney

Future Eagles of Nigeria has departed the shores of Nigeria ahead of a lucrative Japan Dream Cup tourney, npflupdates reports.

The national team is the only African team that will be participating in this year’s edition.

And according to sources, the U-15 boys prepared well enough for the upcoming event. Because, they’ve been in an Abuja camp for more than a month.

And the boys, when they arrived Abuja for the camping exercise were lodged at the the Carob Hotel. And that’s also the same hotel were the Falconets were lodged before the WAFU-B U-20 championship in Ghana.

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Making the announcement public, the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, took to its verified Twitter handle on Sunday evening.

And according to the official statement, the national team will face the United States, Japan and the Netherlands.

Future Eagles to face world class at Dream Cup

“The national U15 team, the Future Eagles, have departed Abuja for Japan to participate in the Dream Cup Invitational.

Future Eagles depart Nigeria for Japan
Future Eagles ‘ players

“Nigeria face Japan, Netherlands and the United States in the competition that starts on the 30th of May, 2023,” the statement read.

According to npflupdates in-house analyst Mr Bertrand, the recent invitation is a welcomed development. And will go a long way in improving the football industry in Nigeria.

“This is a welcome development. And it’s now very clear that the Sports ministry is doing a good job,” he said.

“Football in Nigeria is not a joke, and this invitation just proves it. Once again I commend the ministry. And at the same time wishing the boys the best of luck.”

Meanwhile, some Nigerians have faulted the selection of players for the tournament. They highlighted that the selection wasn’t on merit.

“National? When they do their hand 👌 picking of players they called it ” National team” when was an open selection made for this? How was the selection process done, in who’s house did you pick the teams. please @thenff stop playing with Nigerian. Give equal treatment to all,” Twitter user @justice4U8 said.

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