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World Champions

September 10, 2007

Before anyone starts saying our guys are not under the age of 17 as they claim to be (we already know that), let us celebrate our victory in the FIFA Under-17 championship.

We may never win the ‘real’ world cup because there is no age limit, but lets hope that Oga Yardy extends the usual largesse to these ‘kids’. Well done boys, just make sure you get as much as possible from the Nigerian government and the other politicians that will be falling over themselves to ‘host’ you.  

Playing for the U17s can sometimes seriously damage your future ‘footballing’ career.  The world now knows how old you are, and like Philip Osondu etc, you may be stuck in youth teams all around the world when you should be actually contemplating retirement! It was once reported that John Terry (Captain, Chelski) sent Mikel Obi a 30th birthday card on his 20th birthday. I wonder why!

In spite of everything, well done guys, you have done our nation proud, whichever way!