FIFA U17 World Cup: Golden Eaglets Captain Speaks On Team Being Under Pressure
Nigeria won the Fifa U17 World Cup in 2013 (photo: Getty Images)

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria captain Tijani Samson says the team is not under pressure to deliver the 6th title for the country as the FIFA U17 World Cup starts on Saturday in Brazil.

The Nigerian Eaglets holds the record of winning the tournament more than any other country in the world with five titles with fans hoping that this team will deliver the trophy for the sixth time.

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The Nigeria side landed in Goania the venue of the group B matches on Tuesday and have commenced training ahead of their first match against Hungary on Saturday.

“Our country’s previous success does not place any pressure on our shoulders at all.

“But the world is naturally expecting a great deal from us, and I’m confident that we’ll be able to follow in the footsteps of our predecessors.

“Our coaches have so much experience – not just Garba, but also his assistant Nduka Ugbade, who led Nigeria to the title for the first time as captain in 1985.

“They know exactly what we need to do to finish the tournament as champions,” he said.

Nigeria begin its campaign on Saturday against Hungary before playing Australia and Ecuador later in the competition.