The Golden Eaglets have said that they are in the best form of their lives as they square up against the Junior Menas of Niger in their first round, first leg of the African Under-17 qualifier to be played at the Stade General Seyni Kountché (SGSK) on Saturday.
The players had a feel of the pitch of the 35,000 capacity multi-purpose stadium Friday evening and confidently said they would give a good account of themselves.
"We are ready to go and we are going to do our best to win this match against Niger," said soft-spoken captain, Musa Mohammed.
"I'm confident because we have good players who are ready to help themselves to achieve glory."
Ahead of Saturday's qualifier against Niger, the Golden Eaglets have played 13 preparatory matches including two international friendly matches against the Junior Wasps of Rwanda.
The team has scored a total of 51 goals conceding just 10 - an average of five goals per match.
Such impressive results have buoyed up spirit in the team and Mohammed affirmed that the team had not been riding only on luck.
"We want to succeed in our careers and we know we can achieve much if we do well with the Golden Eaglets," he stated.
Meanwhile, Mr. Paul Bassey, a member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Committee who is on the Golden Eaglets' entourage to Niamey has commended the team's technical crew for the excellent manner they have groomed the players.
And in a related development, the Golden Eaglets are not allowing the less than impressive Oasis Hotel where they are lodged and which is a far cry from the team's posh Princeville Hotel camp in Calabar, get to them.
"When you are in Rome, you do as the Romans," the ever philosophical, Tayo Egbaiyelo, the team's secretary stated.
"We are here for business and we don't want to be distracted about these little things. "The most important thing is that we have a place to sleep and there is food for us to eat. You can see that the players are not complaining, what is on their mind is the match on Saturday and I believe they are rearing to go," he added.
And in a related development, the Golden Eaglets' Team Doctor, Dr. Deji Olarinoye has certified the players fit for the game, adding that the players would cope despite the stunning sunny weather in Niamey.
"All the 18 players are match fit and we have no injury worries at all," he stated.
"The players were chosen based on their fitness level and we have brought out our best 18 players for this match.
"The heat in Niamey is hovering between 30ÃÂ‹Ã Â¡C and 32ÃÂ‹Ã Â¡C but the players are coping well."