Aminu Kurfi, Muktar Mohammed, Olopade Advice NFF On U17, U20, U23 Teams
President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ibrahim Musa Gusau, has appointed a three-man panel of advisers made up of Chairman of Katsina State Football Association Aminu Kurfi (PICTURED), sports marketing guru, Bukola Olopade and FCT FA Chairman Adam Muktar Mohammed towards the country’s preparations of the various age-grade teams.
The panel has been appointed pending the composition of Sub-Committees by the new NFF Executive Committee.
The panel will be inaugurated tomorrow in Abuja.
The U23 national team, also known as Olympic Eagles, will engage their Tanzanian counterparts in a two-legged second-round fixture, starting with the first leg in Dar es Salaam on Sunday and the return game in Ibadan next week Saturday.
Victory on aggregate will take the Olympic Eagles to the next round of the qualifiers, which final tournament has been scheduled for the Kingdom of Morocco 2nd – 26th November 2023.
Already, the U20 and U17 Boys have qualified for their continental competitions, by winning their respective WAFU B tournaments earlier this year.
The U20 boys, the Flying Eagles, conquered all in Niamey, Niger Republic in May, while the U17 boys, Golden Eaglets, were triumphant in Cape Coast, Ghana in June.
The U20 Africa Cup of Nations will be staged in Egypt 20th February – 12th March 2023 with the top four teams qualifying to represent Africa at next year’s FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Indonesia.
The U17 Africa Cup of Nations will be staged in Algeria 8th – 30th April 2023 with the top four teams qualifying to represent Africa at next year’s FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Peru.