Watford of England forward, Isaac Success has hailed the progression he and a few of the Nigeria players have made right from the Golden Eaglets (U-17) to the Super Eagles in such a short time.
Success posted a photo of himself and Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho on his instagram page soon after the duo helped Nigeria book a return to the African Nations Cup following the 1-1 draw against South Africa on Saturday in their penultimate game of the qualifiers.
”We are through to AFCON2019 #supereagles #13 @kelechi72, from under 17 to the Super Eagles we are going places bro,” the Watford star, isaacsuccess11 wrote on his instagram page.
Success and Iheanacho were in the Golden Eaglest team that won the 15th FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in 2013.
Super Eagles’ first choice goalie, Francis Uzoho was also in the squad coached by Manu Garba.
Apart from the trio, Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles also have another set of young players who have also graduated from the FIFA U-17 World Cup as champions.
The duo of Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze played in the 2015 Golden Eaglets set that successfully defended the FIFA-U-17 World Cup won two years earlier.
If Arsenal loanee, Kelechi Nwakali is added to the mix, Rohr’s Eagles to the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroun next year could boast of form six U-17 World Cup winners.