Golden Eaglets captain Precious Williams rejects AFCON U-17 favourites tag
Precious Williams the captain of Nigeria U-17 men’s team, the Golden Eaglets has refused the favourites tag ahead of their first AFCON U-17 game against Zambia U-17.
While speaking at the pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s clash, at the Stade Chahid Hamlaoui, Precious Williams made it clear that he and his teammates will play to instruction.
Adding that Nigeria should not be handed the tag of ‘favourites’, adding that the team respects all opponents in Group B, where they play Zambia, Morocco and South Africa in that order.
“We respect all the teams in the group. We are here to develop our football. We cannot say that we are the favourites because we are yet to play any team in the group.
“Our focus is to play according to the instructions of our coaches. We will defend and attack as a team and help one another to achieve a good result against Zambia.”