Head coach of Nigeria National U-17 team, Manu Garba has revealed

that his team is more than fifty percent ready for the 2019 Africa U-17

Cup of Nations.

Nigeria will play host Tanzania in the opening game of the U-17

AFCON on April 14.

The Golden Eaglets who are five-time world champions are also billed

to participate in a pre-tournament competition in Turkey next month.

When asked if he was under pressure, having failed to qualify the team

for the last AFCON and World Cup, the 2013 U17 World Cup-winning

coach says he is not new in the terrain and boasted that he hopes to

qualify for the 2019 World Cup as African champions.

Nigeria, who also trade tackles with Angola and Uganda in Group A,

will automatically qualify for the 2019 World Cup if they finish among

the top four teams of the eight-team tournament.