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Golden Eaglets beat Ilorin team

14 April 2014, 13:18Israel Ojoko

Ilorin - National U17 team, Golden Eaglets handed a 2-0 defeat to Kwara Football Academy (KFA) in a friendly played in Ilorin on Sunday.

Two goals in each half by Kehinde Ayinde and Orji Okonkwo made the difference for the Golden Eaglets against the home team at the main bowl of the Kwara stadium Complex in Ilorin.

Ayinde, who incidentally was recruited from KFA, scored Eaglets' first goal in the 22nd minute when he glided the ball into the net following poor clearance off a corner kick by Dauda Abdulganiyu. The second goal in the 75th minute was also from a set piece when Okonkwo head a corner kick straight into the far end of the post.

KFA complete with  Raymond Japheth , a member of the Golden Eaglets that won the last FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the UEA, were initially in control after Premier League's  referee, Isaac Bolatito signaled the start of the match.

Expectedly the partisan home fans urged on the KFA boys but Eaglets were not undeterred. Yet it was the National Under-17 team that squandered two successive free kicks in the 12th and 15th minute.

Both sides laboured for most of the second half until Okonkwo provided some moments of brilliance .In the 47th minute, Orji's header off an in swinger from Anas Muhammed ricocheted off the bar.

But he was back afterwards when he flashed a header into the net following a well-taken corner kick by second half substitute, Paul Sabo with barely 15 minutes left.

The Emmanuel Amuneke coached side held on to the score line till the final whistle.

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