By Rachael Ugiagbe


Nigeria’s U17 team, Golden Eaglets on Monday, August 31 arrived in the city of Suwon for the 2015 4-Nation Invitational Tournament taking place between September 2-6, where they will play against three other FIFA U17 World Cup bound-teams; hosts Korea Republic, Brazil and Croatia.

The delegation, led by Nigeria Football Federation board member and chairman of Nationwide League One, Alhaji Ahmad Kawu departed Lagos on Sunday at 2:50pm aboard Qatar Airways and landed at the Hamad International Airport in Doha after a seven-hour flight.

They later embarked on another nine-hour non-stop flight by Qatar Airways and arrived at the Seoul Incheon International Airport at 3:50pm local (7:50am Nigerian time.)

The team was welcomed by NFF’s FIFA Match Agent, Jairo Pachon with members of the local organizing committee of the tournament, before they were driven to Suwon, about two hours from Seoul.

They are accommodated at Value Hotel Worldwide in Suwon along with the other three participating teams.

Golden Eaglets will take on Korea Republic in Wednesday’s opener before taking on Brazil and then face Croatia in their final match of the Invitational Tournament at the Suwon Sports Complex.

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