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Football fans hail Flying Eagles victory

08 October 2012, 08:11

Lagos - Football fans in Lagos on Sunday hailed the 3-1 victory of the Flying Eagles over Amajita of South-Africa in the 2013 Africa Youth Championship qualifier played in Ilorin.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the teams had a fortnight ago played a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the qualifier in South-Africa.

In separate telephone interview with NAN, the fans also urged the players to work on their speed in the future matches.

They also commended the technical prowess of the Head Coach of the team, John Obuh, saying that he had lived up to expectations.

Ex-International, Tunde Disu, said that the Flying Eagles had improved, adding that they had put smiles on the faces of Nigerians.

He, however, said that the team should work on their speed to enhance their goal scoring chances in subsequent matches.

"The result was a good one because they have proved that they are improving every time, but they need to put more speed into the game for them to score more goals,’’ Disu said.

Seyi Akinwunmi, Chairman, Lagos State Football Association also praised the team’s victory saying that "they fought a good fight".

He also commended the coach for putting his expertise to bear on the the team.

"I have to commend the team, especially the coach, who have discharged his duties well to ensure the team won the match," he said.

Fabio Lanipekun, a veteran football analyst, also urged the U-20 team not to relent on their oars, saying that they should do their best to promote Nigeria’s football.

He also said that the team should always ensure that they score more goals in their subsequent matches, adding that "Nigerian’s needs results".

Another sports analyst, Tayo Balogun, said he was impressed with the result and very proud of the team.

"Coach Obuh should ensure that the technical department of the team remained strong at all times for the boys to perform better," he added.


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