The Nigeria Football Association (NFF), has charged the Golden Eaglets to build on the 2-0 victory recorded against host Niger Republic at the ongoing CAF Under-17 Championship.
The Eaglets will on Wednesday play Guinea in their second group match.
Musa Amadu, Secretary-General of the NFA, told Newsmen in Abuja on Monday that Eaglets should show the stuff they were made of to guarantee Nigeria’s under-17 world cup ticket.
“For the Golden Eaglets, those two quick goals unsettled the Nigeriens; before they knew it, we were two goals up.
“It was a good start for our team and I know they watched the second game between Guinea and Zambia which Guinea won 1-0.
“They will take their next game against Guinea on Wednesday seriously; once they win that, we should look forward to a semi-final outing and also qualification to Chile 2016 in October.
“It’s a good start but we should not be carried away. We should work harder to achieve the ultimate objective which is winning the African Cadet Championship.
“This will enable us to go to Chile as African champions’’, Amadu said.
The NFA scribe also charged the Nigerian clubs representing the country in the CAF Champions league and Confederations Cup to target the group stage of the competitions following their first match victories.
“The wins by Kano Pillars, Warri Wolves and Enyimba were quite impressive.
“I am confident that all the clubs have started on a good footing and will qualify for the next round of the competitions.
“The least we should expect our clubs in the inter clubs competitions this season is for them to reach the group stages of the two competitions.
“This is just the beginning of the competition; we should not be carried away’’, he said.
According to him, they should work harder to be at the group stages of the competitions and from there it can get better.
Amadu attributed the victory recorded by the clubs in the continental engagements to the lessons of the ‘Super 4’ tournament.
He said the tournament was organised by the League Management Company for top clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League.