Calabar - The Golden Eaglets on Wednesday again thrashed the
Cross River State (CRS) selected U-18 team 4-1 at the Abraham Ordia Stadium
Complex at the University of Calabar, in continuation of their preparation
towards the CAN under-17 qualifiers.
Three first half goals by
Samuel Chukwueze, Jack Ipalibo, Kelechi Nwakali and another by second
half substitute Victor Osimhen saw off the hard-fighting CRS side who got a consolatory
goal towards the end of the match.
Chukwueze grabbed the opener in the 9th minute after
latching on to an institutive pass from right winger, Promise Orji and the
fleet-footed striker was the architect of the second goal six minutes later.
In a beautiful solo run almost from the half of the field,
Chukwueze evaded his markers before laying
a beautiful pass for in-form Ipalibo to register his third successive goal in as many matches for the Golden
Eaglets. From then, Eaglets dominated the game and in the 36th minute, Orji was
fouled in the box and the resultant penalty was converted by Captain Kelechi
Changes were made at the interval but the other goals came
towards the end as Eaglets' Anas Muhammed conceded a penalty which was buried
by Vincent while Osimhen got the last goal of the match via a header.
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