The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says players and officials of the Golden Eaglets are well motivated to beat Burkina Faso in tomorrow’s semifinal of the WAFU U-17 Cup Tournament in Togo.

The coach Fatai Amoo-led Golden Eaglets sneaked into the semifinal on Tuesday evening after Group B pacesetters, Baby Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire, hammered the Black Starlets of Ghana 3-1 at the city’s Stade Municipal. Nigeria will take on Burkina Faso, another youth football powerhouse, in the semi finals tomorrow at Togo’s main stadium, Stade Kegue.

NFF president, Amaju Pinnick said that the federation had given the team all it needs to overcome the Burkina babes, adding that the players and their handlers know what is at stake.

The Golden Eaglets, who are five-time world champions, lost by the odd goal to the Ivorians on the opening day of the competition and were forced to a 1-1 draw by Ghana at the weekend.  GUD/JA