Coach Manu Garba and one of his players. Source: FIFA

Bournemouth goalkeeper Joseph Oluwabusola is eager to play for the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria at the 2019 U-17 World Cup in Brazil.

Concise News understands that Nigeria, five-time winners of the competition, will begin their campaign in the competition with a clash with Hungary on Saturday, October 26.

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And Oluwabusola, born in Essex, England is adjusting to the culture shock and ready to play for the West African nation.

He first visited Nigeria for a U-17 training camp in 2018 and choose to feature for the West African side due to his interest in knowing his root and contributing to Nigerian football.

The goalkeeper can now communicate with his teammates in Nigeria’s Igbo, Yoruba and Pidgin English dialects.

Gunning For Gold

Golden Eaglets coach Manu Garba has said Nigeria is at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil to win it

The Nigerian side have won the competition for a record five times and will battle it out in Group B with Hungary, Ecuador and Australia in Brazil.

The West African side who won it in 2013 and 2015, start their quest in the age-grade championship on October 26th against Hungary.

Speaking ahead of the competition which begins, Saturday, Garba said his boys are ready for the cadet tournament.

“Everyone should get ready to see a fantastic Nigerian team that play great football and have the trophy in their sights,” Garba told

“Ecuador, Hungary and Australia are undoubtedly strong teams that we respect, but we are record-breaking world champions and I was involved in two of our title wins.”

Winning DNA

He added that “The will to win every game is part of the DNA of every Nigerian team, and my team here in Brazil is no exception.”