U17 AFCON: NFF president Ibrahim Gusau urges Nigeria to beat Morocco to quarterfinal slot

By Monsurah Olatunji 

President of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau has urged the Nigeria U17 men’s team to go for maximum points against Morocco in their second group match.

Gusau visited the team camp in Constantine on Monday night, in company with Member of the NFF Board, Alhaji Ganiyu Majekodunmi, and General Secretary Dr. Mohammed Sanusi.

He reiterated that the boys need to give their all to defeat group leaders Morocco and climb to the top of the pool in order to book an early spot in the tournament quarterfinals.

“Let me start by congratulating you on your victory over Zambia on Sunday. It was a tough game but your quality showed in your ability to pick the three points. 

“However, nothing has been won yet. You must go all out against Morocco to achieve victory and bounce back to the top of the group.

“It is important to assure of your qualification to the knock-out rounds early so that you avoid all kinds of permutations before the last match of the group phase. 

“Nigerians are watching and supporting you in scores of millions and you cannot afford to disappoint our people,” he said.

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