Defending champions, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, have 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 2015 between October 17 and November 8.
Nigeria has the competition won a record four times with the last being two years ago in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The defending champions flew into Santiago from their pre-World Cup camp base in Buenos Aires at 8:20pm local time on Tuesday (which is early hours of Wednesday in Nigeria (12:20 am), aboard a Lan Airlines flight.
The Golden Eaglets who are seeking an unprecedented fifth triumph at the cadet World Cup will be starting their title defense against the United States on Saturday.
The Coach Emmanuel Amuneke tutored side ended their preparation in Argentina with two wins in their test games against the Argentina U17 team and the the U20 team of Racing Club.