World Champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, will know their group phase opponents on Thursday when the draw for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup holds in Santiago, Chile.
According to the Nigerian Football Federation’s (NFF) website, the official draw is scheduled to take place at the massive Art Centre 660 at 20:00hrs local time (12:00 midnight in Nigeria).
There are 24 countries to participate where they would be drawn into six groups of four teams each.
The Golden Eaglets’ Head Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, has also expressed optimism that the Nigerian youngsters would be ready to defend their title.
“We are waiting to see who and who we are going to meet after the draw on Thursday,” said the former African Footballer of the Year.
“Though we don’t have the luxury of choosing the teams we want. We are preparing well for the tournament and we would be ready to give a good account of ourselves.”
Nigeria, who won the title for a record four times and host Chile, will be the seeded teams in their groups.
The tournament will be held between October 17 and November 8 across eight Chilean cities, namely La Serena, Coquimbo, Vina Del Mar, Chillan, Talca, Santiago De Chile, Concepcion and Puerto Montt.