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08 July 2017

“We’ll easily progress from our group, ” Abdul Salam

Black Starlets management committee member Abdul Salam Yakubu is upbeat about the team’s chances of advancing from their group in the upcoming U-17 FIFA World Cup in India.

The Black Starlets have been paired with host nation India, Colombia and USA in Group A for the tournament that is slated to kick off from 6th October, 2017.

Speaking to Happy FM, Abdul Salam believes the team have a great chance of making it out the group but will need to make preparations utmost priority before realising that dream.

“We are taking nine points to the next stage. We can beat all the teams but it will depend on whether we can go by the program being drawn to us by the technical team after the Africa Cup,” Salam said.

“We have a mini tournament to partake in and afterwards,  we need to embark on a special camping at a place which is closer to India.”

“Having said that, we have a friendly game against India so, after drawing them in the same group we’ll need to play them and use it to assess our strength before the start of the tournament.”

“These are some of the things when we do, we can have it easy at the tourney but if we don’t and we underrate the teams in the group, I think we’ll have the shock of our lives.”

The Black Starlets finished second to Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations.


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