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Should The U-17 Boys Replace The Super Eagles?

Brilliant performance by the nigeria u-17 boys so far has shown that the boys are really capable of raising the hope of nigeria football, Right from their first match to the present one with spain where they have recorded 100% success so far has shown that they can lead the national team if given adequate exposure and motivation.,.

Speaking of the supereagles,they find it difficult to really defend their status at the nation's senior team;finding it hard to even qualify for the 2010 world.

With the performance displayed by this boy so far,,i think they should be integrated as soon possible into the national team.,will that be a good decision?

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No way, although those boiz are old there ain't ready for big challenges like that, it takes time to be a man .

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@OP; This sounds so wrong . . . you think super eagles is moi-moi?

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No, it doesn't work like that. U have to earn it, Not from under 17 to super eagles, it has to follow the sequence. No doubt about him being a good coach. All I am saying is that the man is not ripe to coach the super eagles.

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yes they should replace the Super Eagles because considering the age of some of them, they are already Super Eagles, we should stop deceiving our selves

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up Nigeria, Nigeria finally at world cup 2010

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they are not yet mature to play big games. GANG NO PLAY GANG. let them still be playing their level for now. but some of them can be invited to some eagles match in the future.

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Simply yes but Osaze should be the captain and rest bloody fowls should go to hot flamming hell.

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U guyz re xperience count on d bigstage but dey re quite good sha.

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I'm even thinking of sponsoring a march between the eaglets and the eagles and i woun't be suprise about the result.

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What da!! they can,coz they are as old as dem so no difference.OKORO S.

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I totally agree with you if only NFF can integrate them immediately along with the under 23 beijing boys, they will form the real super eagles not the present super chicken we have.

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Most of those guys are older than Kanu.

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Certainly, YES!, You and I knw those guys are not U-17, they should replace the Super chickens because they are in their hungry stage! once they start signing big contracts they will be useless to the nation.

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Am disappointed in you, was that how old you look like at the age of 16 ? and if u are not up to that pls go to a secondary school and check out how a 16 year old kid lokks like

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Have you guys ever wonderd why the most energetic player in the super eagles team at the moment is a player with foriegn Birth certificate Osaze Odewingie(28) ?

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wanna know wat a real 17yr old looks like? go to a secondary school and imagine ur eaglets amongst them? or just ask ur mum to show u one.

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I think u guys are 4gettn sumtin only i seem 2 remember which is experience. Experience matters alot cos with what these guys are doing, they seem to be good 4 their level. Have u guys imagined what'll be the faith of these guys when they meet the likes of spain,england,brazil or portugal at the senior level? It'll be a complete white wash.

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By the time this Under 17 are supposed to make the Under 23 team for the 2012 Olympics. Most of them would have retired from football due to old age.

MRI stuff is a scam. Stanley Okoro and Fortune chukwudi cannot be Under 17. Sani Emmanuel might get away with it but not these two.

In otherword some of these eaglets are older than some players in the Super eagles if not age mates. And by the time they come through the rankings of Under 20 to super eagles. they will be too old .

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They are real under 17, Fifa carried out their MRI Test and no failure among them. We shud move them to U 20 before Super Eagles.

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They cannot replace the Super Eagles because they are not good enough.

Replacement for the Under 20 may work if the NFF organise more friendlies for the guys. That way those that are up to par will be shortlisted.

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Yes they should replace them[b] afterall THEY ARE ABOUT SAME AGE WITH SE PLAYERS[/b]

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Wat a courteous post. U'll soon get used 2 da system. U'r welcom

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If thats the case then my son should replace Yar'adua as president.

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Football is no mathematics. They 'll neva make it!!

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Hello,

I think with there performance they can replace them, but not yet, because there experience never reach to play for super eagles, u see why I say like that Okoro's his selfishness is too much he like to they pass

Thanks

from Ayuba Abu

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Football is all about experience this guys has more experience when it comes to competitve football against their opponents cos many of them are playing in the domestic league already which gave them edge over this boys who just starting football, we should not even start asking them to replace our senior national team unless we should forget everything about football for now and allow this boys to mature in the next 4-6yrs if the are really U17 before we will start to expect result and glories in football again.For now the cannot replace super eagles.

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The Olden Eaglets might be skillfull but they are not ripe enough yet for the super eagles.

There has to be a gradual tansition to the flying eagles, the u23 then the super eagles.

In this process, the needed experience would have been acquired.

There's no doubt that a few of them might end up straight in the eagles in the next 2-3years.

Stanley Okoro for example.His left foot would come in handy for the eagles sooner than later.]since the exit of Amuneke

Our Coaches have been "reluctant" to fill that natural left attacking gap in the eagles

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Those boy’s are pretty good in soccer be them under 17 or above…, when it come to soccer age doesn’t determined, is just ur ability to think of what you need to do before d ball get to your leg, When it come to soccer we should learn how to appreciate those boz’s … Most guy’s in this room have not kick football for d past 15 years if u think is easy just try to play street football with kid’s u we no there is no age in football

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hmmm, but dey have to do sometin always, wich is win at all times cuz if dey dont,,

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I no get why people dey talk of Age.Na age abi na soccer una dey watch?

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Many People simply do not get it. Those guys appear to be performing well because they are playing against kids. So because players are performing well on the lowest stage of football, they should be moved up to the highest stage? (What logic). Most of them are in their late 20s and early 30s. In reality they do not have much time left in their careers. At least 80% of them will vanish into oblivion in about 3 years time.

I find it absolutely pathetic that Nigerians continue to cheer these shameless age cheats. I really feel very sorry for the real under 17s that laboured so hard for this tournament, only to be beaten by folk old enough to be their uncles.

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HOW IN THIS EARTH CAN THEY REPLACE THE SUPER EAGLES, DO YOU THINK IT IS SOME CHILD PLAY OR WHAT? Yes we know that they are a good side but you dont expect this team to play with people like drogba, lampard, fabregas and the rest they can not do that so i think we give them more time to mature before they go and play for the so called SUPER EAGLES,

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Since they are older than 17,i think its better if they are integrated into the supereagle,,now that they stil have the zeal

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Yes they can! As long as Politics does not come into this team they will do well at any level Take govt hands off football and you will see Nigeria flourish in international football. This team has done well because there was no political interferance on choosing the team. The coach was left to do his job. Nigerian Govt stop running our football and provide infastructures only.

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Yes that will be the best!!

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asking them to replace the super eagles is just asking for kama

they will finally feel the frustration they have visited on other teams in the u17. they will finally see what it is to play a team of much older and experienced players and understand why it was so easy slicing a defense of 15 year olds.

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Naijas sha, we too like short cut to success.

First and foremost, ask why the 85 and 93 sets and even the 2007 set couldn't graduate all their players straight into the U21 talk less of the Super Eagles.

Simple answer, some will lose form and most of them are too old now like we all know. In another two years, some of them will already be approaching 30. At that stage, they won't be able to compete for shirts. Do you think at senior level they will be playing against inexperienced U17 players? or do you think if they were really playing against players their age they will play this well?

Abeg, let time expose our secrets as it has always done. Where is Opabunmi, Karimu Shuaibu, Victor Brown, etc now? Let the ones who won it in 2007 graduate into SE first and let these ones see how far their legs will carry them. Time will tell.

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What is the need for a team now? If Kenya beats us then we won't even go to the nations cup. The so called golden eaglets who are obviously over aged cannot be compared to the super eagles because  the golden eaglets played against teams that are much more younger and less experienced than them. And another point to note is that this Under 17 FIFA world cup may be the peak performance of most of the golden eaglets while for other countries their performance will increase because they still have age on their side. Imagine this golden eaglets facing the senior squad of cote di ivoire,Cameroon, England? What will be their chances? None!!!!

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total support.

those boys sabi pass super Eagles

next thread

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LMBAO!! Do you know what they call experience? It's just like saying should high school graduates to take over the position of the MD of Zenith Bank cause he came out tops in an ICAN exam.

Some of them can be promoted and mix in but to make them challenge experienced Brazillians, Italians would be disastarous.

We should remember this is a boys level soccer competition not the men.  They need a gradual growth. The real world of Professional football is way different from this.

Some of them shining now , put them in the premier league or La Liga, they would struggle to shine and might have a short career.

Some of them can be put in the Flying Eagles but they need more experience. FIFA U-17

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Well said! Let our new Super Eagles coach [Amodu's gonna get sacked anyways] copy the pattern Onigbinde did in 2002 whereby 'men' like Opabunmi came into the senior national team from the under 17. He knew what we all know about our players ages and choose to give him a chance amongst a bunch of oldies we had as players then. Stanley Okoro and Captain Chukwudi are examples of olden eaglets we can promote.

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nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Experience and exposure is required.

@ poster it wont work!

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@poster,

I had the same thoughts last night as i watched these boys perform.

They exhibited such determination that winners are supposed to have

unlike our Super Eagles. However, by the time in future when they start

making huge money in foreign clubsides i think they will think less of national

appearances. For now, they seek that recognition and must play their hearts out.

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