By G9ija

Golden Eaglets depart Nigeria to Brazil for FIFA U-17 World Cup, which takes place from October 26 to November 17.

Coach Manu Garba had wanted to travel with at least 30 players to Sao Paulo for a training camp ahead of the tournament due to financial difficulty with NFF as the 53-year-old boss takes 25 stars for the competition.

Manu will be expected to submit a final 21-man squad for the World Cup by October 16, which will be 10 days before the big kick-off in Brazil after coming up against South Korea, Japan and an unnamed Brazilian team in preparation for the Mundial.