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Top three Nigerian youngsters to watch out for at U17 AFCON 2023

Rajarshi Shukla

May 2 2023
Nigerian youngsters to watch out for at U17 AFCON

These youngsters have been deemed as quality players to lead Nigeria in AFCON U17

The Golden Eaglets, Nigeria’s national U-17 football team, are the country’s youngest football delegation. The squad is the most dominant team in age-group international football, having won a record five FIFA U-17 World Cups and finishing second three times. Additionally, they have won the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations/ U17 AFCON twice, most recently in 2007.

Here are the top three Nigerian youngsters to watch out for at the U17 AFCON:

3. Abubakar Abdullahi

Abubakar Abdullahi is Nigeria’s right back and the line leader for the defense, who is among the finest available. He is capable and possesses all the skills a fullback in the current day would need. He will be expected to do well in the competition. If he wins the AFCON U17 title, it would further boost his reputation in Europe, and he may join other elite Nigerian players in playing in the best leagues on that continent.

2. Precious Williams

Despite Algeria’s remarkable record at this stage, Precious Williams has been their key player and will be helping the nation in AFCONU17. 

Precious Williams, the captain of the Nigerian squad, is one of those who think he may emulate their success and flourish as the team gets ready to kick off its campaign at the 2023 championship in Algeria. The 16-year-old centre striker claims that they have prepared well for the competition and are eager to meet their goals.

1. Moslem Anatouf

As the TotalEnergies U17 Africa Cup of Nations, Algeria 2023, approaches kickoff on home soil on Saturday, Moslem Anatouf, the breakout player of the Algerian team, envisions performing at his peak.

Despite his country’s 1-2 loss to Morocco, the forward, who will turn 17 in a month, will be intended to lead his country to the tournament. He has been in the process for the past three years, will be rooting for his nation to win the championship, and now has the chance to play.

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