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Chile 2015: Forget Croatia Loss, NFF Urges Eaglets

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has urged the Golden Eaglets to put behind them Friday’s 2-1 loss to Croatia and refocus their mind on greater performance at the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile.

Addressing the team shortly before their departure from Coquimbo to Vina del Mar at the weekend, NFF’s Assistant Director (Technical), Siji Lagunju, said the Golden Eaglets can be back to winning ways if they discover the same strong mental attitude that saw them to an impressive 2-0 win against USA and 5-1 win over host Chile earlier in the tournament.

“With my over 40 years experience in football as a player and coach, I can categorically tell you that you technical crew led by Coach Emmanuel Amuneke has done remarkably well in training and preparing you for this tournament,” he noted.

“I commend them for being able to impact to you the spirit of hard work and discipline, but whatever you achieve at this tournament would be down to your personal and collective attitude as players.”

Meanwhile, the Golden Eaglets have since arrived Vina del Mar with preparations already on for the Roundof- 16 match on Wednesday, starting with a training session on Sunday. They will also train twice on Monday and once on Tuesday.

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