The Eaglets was in Chile to defend the FIFA U-17 World Cup trophy she won at last edition. The chief coach Emmanuel Amuneke  stated this in Santiago.

Speaking to the media on arrival, Amuneke and striker Victor Osimhen were upbeat about the chances of the Eaglets successfully defending the trophy.

“We are here to defend the trophy.We are here with new players who want to write their own history and we are looking forward to our first game against the United States of America, which is very important for us.”

Cup holders, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria,  arrived in Santiago, capital city of Chile as one of Africa’s four flag bearers at the 16th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup finals, which is to be hosted by Chile between October 17 and November 8.

Osimhen echoed the sentiment of coach Amuneke, adding that they have been psyched up for the expected challenges as the defending champions. “We are here to win,” said Osimhen who is Golden Eaglets’ top scorer with 39 goals in 71 cumulative international and local matches.”Just as the coach said, we are here to write our own story as a team and players.”